Paranoid personality disorder can be diagnosed by a mental health professional or doctor. If your doctor finds no physical reason for the symptoms you are experiencing, they may refer you to a psychiatrist or psychologist for a thorough mental health evaluation.
How is paranoia diagnosed?
The symptoms of paranoia can include:Being defensive, hostile, and aggressive.Being easily offended.Believing you are always right and having trouble relaxing or letting your guard down.Not being able to compromise, forgive, or accept criticism.Not being able to trust or confide in other people. •2 Oct 2019
How do you know if you have paranoid personality disorder?
People with this disorder: Doubt the commitment, loyalty, or trustworthiness of others, believing others are using or deceiving them. Are reluctant to confide in others or reveal personal information due to a fear that the information will be used against them. Are unforgiving and hold grudges.
Do I have paranoia or anxiety?
Paranoia is also distinct from anxiety in that: Paranoia is focused on a specific source of anxiety. People who experience paranoia often have false beliefs about themselves, the world, or people they know. A person with paranoid thoughts may experience perceptual issues.