The Analyst™

Comprehensive diagnosis of your symptoms

Healthy

  Paranoia/Paranoid Personality Disorder  
 
Search treatments and conditions
Signs, symptoms and indicators | Conditions that suggest it | Contributing risk factors | It can lead to... | Recommendations

 

This condition manifests itself as an unwarranted tendency to interpret the actions of other people as deliberately threatening or demeaning. People with a paranoid personality disorder are suspicious of other people, and they are usually unable to acknowledge their own negative feelings towards others. The causes and means of preventing this disorder are unknown, but the incidence appears increased in families with a schizophrenic member. Histories of paranoid behavior are common, and a psychological evaluation is needed to confirm the diagnosis.

Treatment is difficult because the person's traits make it difficult to form a professional relationship. The health care provider should respect interpersonal distance, and avoid defensiveness or attempts at humor. Prognosis is poor; people with this disorder tend to resist treatment.
 

 
 

Signs, symptoms & indicators of Paranoia/Paranoid Personality Disorder:
 
 
Symptoms - General  Low level of tolerance
 Being unforgiving is a possible symptom of paranoid personality disorder.

  Poor ability to relax

Counter-indicators:
  Good ability to relax

Symptoms - Mind - Emotional

  Impatient/hostile disposition
 Argumentativeness and hostility are possible signs of paranoid personality disorder.

Symptoms - Mind - General

  A suspicious nature
 Symptoms of paranoid personality disorder include suspicion, concern with hidden motives and expecting to be exploited by others.

  Being an antisocial person
 The inability to collaborate with others and social isolation are possible symptoms of paranoid personality disorder.

  Being detached from reality
 Being detached can be a symptom of paranoid personality disorder.


Counter-indicators:
  Being a sociable person
 The inability to collaborate with others and social isolation are possible symptoms of paranoid personality disorder.

  A trusting nature
 Symptoms of paranoid personality disorder include suspicion, concern with hidden motives and expecting to be exploited by others.
 
 

Conditions that suggest Paranoia/Paranoid Personality Disorder:
 
 
Mental  Poor Sense of Humor
  Low Self-Esteem
 
 

Risk factors for Paranoia/Paranoid Personality Disorder:
 
 
Family History  Schizophrenia in family members
 The incidence of paranoid personality disorder appears increased in families with a schizophrenic member.

Hormones

  Histapenia (Histamine Low)

Metabolic

  Pyroluria
 Pyroluria can cause hallucinations, delusions and paranoia.
 
 

Paranoia/Paranoid Personality Disorder can lead to:
 
 
Mental  Poor Sense of Humor
 
 

Recommendations for Paranoia/Paranoid Personality Disorder:
 
 
Oriental Medicine  Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)

Psychological

  Counseling
 
 


KEY
Weak or unproven link
Strong or generally accepted link
Weakly counter-indicative
Strongly counter-indicative
Likely to help
Highly recommended