People with this disorder are said to have possibly suffered emotional and / or physical abuse in their childhood.
Symptoms of Paranoid Personality Disorder
Patients with paranoid personality disorder have the constant suspicion that others are planning to abuse them in any way, deceive them, or harm them in any way. They do not feel safe with the people around them, at least with those who are not so close.
The disorder can be treated, but not cured. Atypical antipsychotics can be of great help in keeping people away from anxiety and other symptoms.
Examples of Paranoid Personality Disorder
- Irrational suspicion that someone else is being mean to them. Trying to inflict some kind of harm towards them.
- Believe that ‘the world’ is against them.
- Feeling that they are misunderstood.
- Excessive concern about the intentions that friends or co-workers have towards him or her.
- Fear of placing their trust in someone else, because they feel very vulnerable to be deceived.
- The words and actions of others are constantly misinterpreted. It is thought that deep down they look down on them or there is hostility towards them in everything they say or do.
- Resentment for insults or mistreatment in the past.
- Predisposition to arguments and fights when thinking that they have been attacked. They feel entitled to defend themselves for this cause.
- Unjustified or unproven suspicions that your partner is unfaithful to you.