The Paranoid
Anullekha Naidu
The Paranoid

PARANOID PERSONALITY DISORDER:  IT is a mental disorder characterized by paranoia. The person’s with this personality disorder are generally:
2.Have long standing suspiciousness and generalized mistrust of others.
3.They are eager observers.
4.They may be hyper-sensitive and easily insulted.
5.They have a tendency to bear grudges.
6.They are likely to have misinterpretation of others.

  There is a possible genetic relationship between this personality disorder and schizophrenia. Studies have shown that negative thinking and high parental influence accounts.
But paranoid excludes delusional disorder and schizophrenia.

  It is a great challenge to treat paranoid personality disorder. Psychotherapy, antidepressants, anti- psychotics and anti -anxiety medications can play a role if the individual is receptive to the intervention.     It occurs in about 0.5%-2.5% of the general population and is seen in 10-20% of psychiatric outpatients. It is mostly seen in males. THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE ARTICLE IS THAT

ü  The rate of increase of psychological disorders is increasing day by day.

ü  There is high prevalence of paranoia in the society.

ü  Psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy play a vital role in the treatment and management of paranoia.

ü  It not treated at the earliest; paranoia can have social, clinical, and criminal manifestations keeping the individual and the society at greater risk.

ü  It is very imperative to recognize the condition at the earliest.

  The article stresses upon the necessity of identification and creation of awareness regarding the coping strategies and the threat posed to the society and the person itself.


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