Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Paranoid Personality Disorder Symptoms

Symptoms of paranoid personality disorder include:

  • Excessive concern about being harmed by others
  • Inability to trust others
  • Lack of emotional attachment to others
  • Excessive suspicion of others

Symptoms of paranoid personality disorder may also include:
  • Depression
  • Difficulty with interpersonal relationships
  • Mood swings
  • Poor impulse control
  • Poor social performance
  • Poor occupational performance
  • Inability to cope with everyday life
  • Limited ability to adapt to social situations

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Last Updated: Dec 22, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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