Paranoid Personality Disorder Statistics

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

(Reviewed by: Paul Peterson, Licensed Clinical Therapist)

Incidence and Prevalence of Paranoid Personality Disorder

Since 2002, it is difficult to come up with an accurate number of people suffering from paranoid personality disorder, since the condition is characterized by excessive suspiciousness; the insufficiency of data is expected. In most instances, a paranoid individual would not voluntarily commit themselves to mental health workers. Nevertheless, there are some estimates regarding the prevalence of paranoid personality disorders.

The DSM-IV-TR estimates that between 0.5% - 2.5% of the entire population of the United States are suffering from paranoid personality disorder. Likewise, 2% to 10% of outpatients getting psychiatric care are likely to have paranoid personality disorder. Among institutionalized psychiatric patients, 10% to 30% may be diagnosed with paranoid personality disorder. The condition is more prominent in men than women. Likewise, scientific literature indicates that relatives of patients suffering from chronic schizophrenia are more likely to suffer from paranoid personality disorder. The likelihood of paranoid personality disorder is also prominent among people suffering from delusional disorder. 8

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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