Paranoid personality disorder

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What is paranoid personality disorder?

Paranoid personality disorder is characterized as persistent belief that others are constantly trying to exploit, harm, or deceive them. This disorder is usually more common in men than in women.

Common symptoms reported by people with paranoid personality disorder

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with paranoid personality disorder

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
depressed mood (2) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Marijuana)
Type
Other
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Psychotherapy
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)

(Talk therapy)
Type
Psychotherapy
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)

(Paxil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Phenergan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)

Data from patients with paranoid personality disorder, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with paranoid personality disorder

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
anxious mood apathy 6 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
diarrhea muscle pain
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Marijuana)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
lightheadedness
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (1) Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(Talk therapy)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Paxil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Phenergan)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with paranoid personality disorder, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has paranoid personality disorder on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 6
20s 18
30s 8
40s 15
50s 9
60s 1
70+ 2
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 18
20-29 years 1
30-39 years 3
40-49 years 5
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

77% Female
23% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 23
Not Diagnosed 14

These charts show data from paranoid personality disorder patients who have completed their condition history
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