MedCircle Original Series

Paranoid Personality Disorder: Overcoming Hypersensitivity

Studies estimate that paranoid personality disorder (PPD) affects between 2.3%-4.4% of the general population. Source: Cleveland Clinic

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Series Overview

The 5 Major Types of Paranoid Personality Disorder (PPD) 23 Min

Dr. Ramani kick off the series with an in-depth discussion on how paranoid personality disorder is actually much different than most people think: it is a far cry from the conventional understanding of paranoia as a symptom of schizophrenia or other mental health conditions. The hypersensitivity and suspiciousness that come with PPD are much more grounded in reality.

Who Typically Suffers from Paranoid Personality Disorder? (Causes & Risks) 7 Min

Some demographics are more likely than others to suffer from paranoid personality disorder. In Session 2, Dr. Ramani explains the causes and risk factors behind the onset of PPD, and who is most likely to suffer from the condition.

How to Spot the Signs of Paranoid Personality Disorder (PPD) 16 Min

According to Dr. Ramani, when it comes to a mental health diagnosis, “the label of the disorder matters less than the patterns.” This is especially true for paranoid personality disorder, which Dr. Ramani explains should be named “hypersensitive personality disorder.” In Session 3, Dr. Ramani breaks down those behavior patterns and how you can spot them.

The 7 Traits of Paranoid Personality Disorder, Explained 17 Min

What comes after spotting the signs? Diagnosis. And the first step in finding the right treatment is achieving the correct diagnosis. In Session 4, Dr. Ramani walks through the key seven symptoms used to diagnose paranoid personality disorder.

How to Properly Screen for Paranoid Personality Disorder (PPD) 10 Min

Aside from the diagnostic criteria, understanding the actual screening process is a crucial part of ensuring you or your loved one gets the right diagnosis. In Session 5, Dr. Ramani sheds light on how someone with paranoid personality disorder typically ends up in a psychiatrist’s or psychologist’s office in the first place, the steps taken to assess them, and how to convince someone with PPD to see a professional at all.

How to Work Through the Symptoms of PPD (Treatments & Providers) 13 Min

Treatment can be tricky for any mental health issue, but especially so when it comes to paranoid personality disorder. In Session 6, Dr. Ramani explains how to navigate the tricky road to treatments, therapies, and interventions, and what treatment options are available.

How to Successfully Manage PPD in the Long-Term (Self-Help Strategies) 17 Min

Finding treatment is only half the battle, though. What does ‘success’ look like when it comes to managing paranoid personality disorder? In our final session, Dr. Ramani shares key treatment management tips and self-help strategies that patients and supporters alike can use in the long-term.


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About the Series

Have you ever felt hypersensitive, distrustful, or suspicious towards someone or something? Imagine feeling that way all the time, regardless of the person, place, or situation in question. That’s paranoid personality disorder (PPD).

Dr. Ramani is a licensed clinical psychologist and an expert when it comes to diagnosing and treating paranoid personality disorder. In this groundbreaking educational series, she puts that expertise to use and sheds light on everything you need to know about PPD, from spotting the signs and symptoms, to what the screening process looks like, to treatment options and long-term management.

Who is this series for?

This series is for both patients and supporters of those with paranoid personality disorder. This series debunks the mystery behind paranoid personality disorder and shines a light on the true signs, symptoms, treatment options, and long-term wellness strategies.

“So fascinating. This is why Dr. Ramani and MedCircle are incredible. So insightful.”
Sophia M.

In this series, you’ll discover:

  • The different types of paranoid personality disorder
  • The causes of PPD and which demographics are most at risk
  • The diagnostic criteria and 7 traits of PPD
  • Available treatment and provider options for those with PPD
  • Management techniques that can be implemented today

“Viewers will get a glimpse of a personality pattern that is not often discussed but that they may be actually encountering.”

Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Ph.D.


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You can get free access to all segments of this video series when you become a MedCircle Member. You’ll also get access to every video series from the MedCircle doctors.