What is paranoid personality disorder?
Paranoid personality disorder is classed as a Cluster A personality disorder, which is defined as having odd or eccentric thoughts and behaviours.
PPD is a serious and debilitating mental health condition, usually starting in early adulthood. It’s generally more common in men than women and is believed to affect between one to four percent of the population. About 75% of people with PPD will also suffer from another personality disorder, most commonly antisocial, avoidant or borderline personality disorder.
It is characterised by feelings of deep mistrust, suspicion and paranoia, unlike other mental health conditions involving paranoia they do not suffer from hallucinations or delusions. Because of their symptoms it can be very difficult for people with PPD to make and maintain relationships.
It can affect their school or work lives, due to their mistrust and suspicion of other people. It is often more upsetting