paranoid personality disorder


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paranoid

 [par´ah-noid]
resembling paranoia.
a person suffering from paranoia; called also paranoiac.
paranoid disorder older term for delusional disorder.
paranoid personality disorder a personality disorder in which the patient views other people as hostile, devious, and untrustworthy and reacts in a combative manner to disappointments or to events that he or she considers rebuffs or humiliations. Notable are a questioning of the loyalty of friends, the bearing of grudges, a tendency to read threatening meanings into benign remarks, and unfounded suspicions about the fidelity of a partner. Unlike delusional disorders or paranoid schizophrenia, in which delusional or hallucinatory persecution occurs, it is not characterized by psychosis.

par·a·noid per·son·al·i·ty dis·or·der

1. a personality disorder that is less debilitating than paranoid or delusional paranoid disorder; the essential feature is a pervasive and unwarranted tendency, beginning in early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts, to misinterpret the actions of others as deliberately exploitive, harmful, demeaning, or threatening.
2. a DSM diagnosis that is established when the specified criteria are met.

paranoid personality disorder

n.
A personality disorder characterized by persistent distrust and suspicion of others, occurring independently of other disorders such as schizophrenia.

paranoid personality disorder

a psychiatric disorder characterized by extreme suspiciousness and distrust of others to the degree that one blames them for one's mistakes and failures and goes to abnormal lengths to validate prejudices, attitudes, or biases.

paranoid personality disorder

DSM 301.0 Psychiatry A pattern of pervasive distrust and suspiciousness of others such that their motives are interpreted as malevolent; PPD begins by early adulthood and is present in various contexts

par·a·noid per·son·al·i·ty dis·or·der

(pară-noyd pĕr'sŏ-nali-tē dis-ōrdĕr)
Disease less debilitating than paranoid or delusional paranoid disorder; essential feature is a pervasive and unwarranted tendency, beginning in early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts, to misinterpret the actions of others as deliberately exploitive or harmful.

par·a·noid per·son·al·i·ty dis·or·der

(pară-noyd pĕr-sŏ-nali-tē dis-ōrdĕr)
Personality disorder less debilitating than paranoid or delusional paranoid disorder.
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