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Paranoid Personality Disorder Treatment

People with Paranoid Personality Disorder (PPD) struggle with feelings of distrust or suspicion toward those around them. They might fear that others are seeking to harm or demean them, even if there is no evidence of ill intentions. This long-term pattern of thinking can lead to adverse consequences in your relationships, career, and other areas of life. 

An Introduction to Paranoid Personality Disorder 

What is Paranoid Personality Disorder, and how does it differ from other Personality Disorders? Paranoid Personality Disorder (PPD) is a Cluster A condition, which means it involves eccentric or abnormal thought and behavioral patterns. Though it deals with paranoia, Paranoid Personality Disorder (PPD) does not involve delusions or hallucinations.  

People with Paranoid Personality Disorder (PPD) are guarded in their relationships and daily lives. They are constantly looking for threats from others, even if they have no reason to be suspicious of the people around them. This leads to habits of blame and mistrust, which can put a serious strain on relationships among family, friends, colleagues, and peers. Paranoid Personality Disorder (PPD) is more common among men, individuals with childhood trauma, or those with a family history of Schizophrenia. 

Symptoms of Paranoid Personality Disorder

An unfounded suspicion of others can have a serious and negative effect on your professional and social life. Symptoms that stem from the fear, mistrust, and blame of Paranoid Personality Disorder (PPD) include: 

  • Doubting the commitment or trustworthiness of others 
  • Fearing deceit or exploitation from others—even from close friends and family 
  • Struggling to be vulnerable around others or to confide in loved ones 
  • Holding grudges 
  • Hypersensitivity and difficulty accepting criticism 
  • Perceiving hidden meanings or attacks in the way others treat you 
  • Persistent and unjustified suspicions that your romantic partner is cheating on you 
  • Hostility or argumentativeness 
  • Stubbornness, especially in relationships 
  • Becoming controlling, jealous, or distant in relationships 

People with Paranoid Personality Disorder (PPD) do not see their thoughts and behaviors as maladaptive, inappropriate, dysfunctional, or problematic. They cannot acknowledge their own role in conflicts and tend to see themselves as righteous while they perceive others as untrustworthy, disloyal, or malicious. 

Paranoid Personality Disorder Treatment

Treatment for Paranoid Personality Disorder revolves around improving trust, empathy, communication skills, skills building techniques, improved social interactions, and increased self-esteem. Evidence-based treatment modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or Dialectical Behavioral Therapy help patients to increase self-awareness and forge healthier thought patterns to overcome feelings of paranoia, lack of trust, and suspicion of others. 

Paranoid Personality Disorder does not have to dominate your life or destroy your relationships. By working with Dr. Blair and the compassionate team at Blair Wellness Group, you can pursue a customized treatment plan based on your unique life experiences in order to overcome the challenges of Paranoid Personality Disorder (PPD). Talk to our team today to learn more or book your appointment with a Licensed Clinical Psychologist at Blair Wellness Group. 

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