PARANOID PERSONALITY DISORDER

in the DSM-IV-TR, a personality disorder marked by (i) pervasive, unnecessary suspicions and mistrust, (ii) over-sensitivity and, (iii) limited affectivity.

PARANOID PERSONALITY DISORDER: "Paranoid personality disorder is often mistaken by laypersons as social anxiety due to the affected person's likelihood to veer away from others when in suspicion of them."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "PARANOID PERSONALITY DISORDER," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/paranoid-personality-disorder/ (accessed April 3, 2020).
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