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What are some problems that occur with paranoid personality disorder?

Mark Moronell, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Paranoid personality disorder can cause a multitude of problems for people affected by the disorder. Those with paranoid personality disorder often have trouble dealing with others. They may not get along with other people, because they lack self-confidence and do not trust their acquaintances. As a result, people with paranoid personality disorder often find themselves alone. When confronted by others they may become agitated or aggressive. They can also suffer from other mental health symptoms, including depression, anxiety, and alcohol and drug abuse, which can aggravate the fragile state of someone with the disorder. These mental health symptoms, when combined with a personality disorder, can lead someone to have thoughts of self-harm or abusing others.

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