Paranoid personality disorder is defined by a pattern of distrust and suspiciousness such that others’ motives are interpreted as malevolent. Consequently, patients avoid intimate re...
Thorough psychiatric history
Collateral history to establish pervasive pattern of behavior
DSM-IV (traditional) diagnosis based on fulfilling 4 of 7 criteria for the disorder (DSM 5 Sec...
Treatment is difficult and is often avoided by the patient.
Outpatient individual psychotherapy that is predictable, respectful, and straightforward is preferred (2)[A].
Patient monitoring at regular scheduled visits
Monitor attendance at other appointments planned collaboratively.
Monitor state DMP if benzodiazepines are prescrib...
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Paranoid personality disorder is a maladaptive, persistent pattern of behavior characterized by suspiciousness, inappropriate mistrust of people, and hostility toward others.
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