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paranoid personality disorder
Transcript of paranoid personality disorder
always suspicious of a spouse cheating.
suspects that others are trying to hurt, insult, or attack them.
having unjustified doubts about the trustworthiness of friends. CASE STUDY CAS CASE STUDY This case study is about a male named Dale G. who is 46 years old and was diagnosed with Paranoid Personality Disorder. Dale asks his therapist repeatedly whether he works for the CIA or is with his former employer -- as a sanitary worker. He wouldn't let the therapist record their session. A quote he says during the interview is "There are more secrets in people's trash than in the CIA!" - he exclaims - "You think that your academic degree makes you more clever than I am or somehow superior to me?" At the end of the session Dale wanted to check the phone jacks and under the therapist's desk. "You can never be too careful," he half apologizes.
Nobody knows what causes PPD, but it is believed that the behavior is learned, if others in the family have psychotic disorders. Some psychologists believe that it relates back to childhood factors.