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What is the outlook for people with paranoid personality disorder (PPD)?

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The outlook for people with PPD varies. The disorder can last a lifetime. Some people can manage their lives fairly well with PPD and hold down jobs and relationships. But others are completely disabled by their condition. Many people with PPD resist treatment, so they tend not to get better.

SOURCES:

MedlinePlus: "Paranoid personality disorder."

American Psychological Association: "Help for personality disorders."

Internet Mental Health: "Paranoid Personality Disorder."

National Institute of Mental Health: "Borderline Personality Disorder."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 30, 2020

SOURCES:

MedlinePlus: "Paranoid personality disorder."

American Psychological Association: "Help for personality disorders."

Internet Mental Health: "Paranoid Personality Disorder."

National Institute of Mental Health: "Borderline Personality Disorder."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 30, 2020

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