Can paranoid personality disorder be prevented?

Although it might not be possible to prevent PPD, treatment can sometimes allow a person who is prone to this disorder to learn more productive ways of dealing with situations.

Last reviewed by a Cleveland Clinic medical professional on 01/12/2017.


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