Paranoid Personality Disorder Treatment

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

(Reviewed by: Paul Peterson, Licensed Clinical Therapist)

What Are the Treatments Available for Paranoid Personality Disorder?

The treatment for paranoid personality disorder can be challenging because the attributes of the individual suffering from the condition makes it difficult to establish a professional relationship. Although it can be very effective in controlling paranoia, the patient can have the tendency to be suspicious of the therapist or clinician.6

An intensive paranoia treatment program may be critical in alleviating the symptoms, supporting recovery, and when successful can redress the stigma.


Prescribing medicines for treating paranoid personality disorder is generally not encouraged as it can increase the suspicion, which may ultimately make the patient stop therapy. However, when symptoms such as severe anxiety and delusion are impeding regular functioning, medicines can be suggested for paranoia treatment.


Psychotherapy is the preferred and most beneficial method of paranoia treatment. Individuals suffering from this condition have deeply rooted problems which might require intense therapy. In this kind of treatment, there should be a good therapist-client relationship, since it would be most beneficial to the patient. Maintaining a good relationship can be difficult even after confidence has already been established.

Self-Care Methods

Recommending self-care approaches to paranoid personality disorder will likely be ineffective. This is because the suspicious and mistrusting nature of individuals with paranoid personality disorder can make the work of support groups potentially harmful.

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