How is schizophrenia differentiated from paranoid personality disorder?

Updated: Mar 16, 2018
  • Author: Frances R Frankenburg, MD; Chief Editor: Glen L Xiong, MD  more...
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In paranoid personality disorder, the person is distrustful and suspicious of others. No actual delusions or other symptoms of schizophrenia are present.

Substance abuse is discussed below.


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