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What is paranoid personality disorder (PPD)?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner
Paranoid personality disorder is part of the Cluster A group of personality disorders. This group is characterized by eccentric or odd behavior and thinking. People with this disorder harbor suspicion or mistrust of others with little or no valid reason. They fear others intend to harm them and that there are malicious and harmful motives behind the actions of others. They may feel alienated, isolated, and emotionally detached from others.

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