Paranoid Personality Disorder Research

(Also Known As: Delusions Research, Paranoid Research, Paranoid Disorder Research, Paranoia Research, Borderline Personality Disorder Research)

(Reviewed by: Paul Peterson, Licensed Clinical Therapist)

Current Research on Paranoid Personality Disorder

According to the results of the 2001-2002 National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions (NESARC), 30.8 million American adults meets the diagnostic criteria of at least one personality disorder based on their definition in the DSM-IV-TR. Conducted by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism of the National Institutes of Health, the study was designed to evaluate the prevalence and comorbidity of multiple personality disorders. 7

As far as paranoid personality disorder is concerned, the NESARC revealed that 9.2 million or 4.4 percent of the general population suffered from the condition. Likewise, the research also found that the incidence of paranoid personality disorder is higher in women than men. Aside from that, the disorder is linked to considerable emotional difficulties as well as hampering of social and occupational functioning.

Could You Have Paranoid Personality Disorder?

Paranoid Personality Disorder Topics

Related Conditions

Anxiety Disorder NOS – Excessive Worry, Fear, Phobias, Chronic Anxiousness
Avoidant Personality Disorder – Pervasive Social Inhibition, Feeling of Inadequacy, Fear of Being Criticized or Rejected
Borderline Personality Disorder – Variable Mood, Unstable Relationship
Schizoid Personality Disorder – Lack of Interest in Social Relationships, Prefers Solitude, Emotional Coldness, Indifference
Schizotypal Personality Disorder – Need for Social Isolation, Odd Beliefs, Paranoid Ideation