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1. Paranoia: Tin Foil Hat, Paranoid
2. Schizoid Personality Disorder:
3. Delusional Beliefs (Wiley Series

1. Paranoia: Tin Foil Hat, Paranoid Personality Disorder, Delusional Disorder, Folie à Deux, Persecutory Delusions, Imaginary Audience
Paperback: 34 Pages (2010-09-15)
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Asin: 1156958199
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Chapters: Tin Foil Hat, Paranoid Personality Disorder, Delusional Disorder, Folie à Deux, Persecutory Delusions, Imaginary Audience. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 33. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Paranoid · SchizoidSchizotypal Paranoid personality disorder is a psychiatric diagnosis characterized by paranoia and a pervasive, long-standing suspiciousness and generalized mistrust of others. Those with the condition are hypersensitive, are easily slighted, and habitually relate to the world by vigilant scanning of the environment for clues or suggestions to validate their prejudicial ideas or biases. They tend to be guarded and suspicious and have quite constricted emotional lives. Their incapacity for meaningful emotional involvement and the general pattern of isolated withdrawal often lend a quality of schizoid isolation to their life experience. See the history of paranoia. The World Health Organization's ICD-10 lists paranoid personality disorder as (F60.0) Paranoid personality disorder. It is characterized by at least 3 of the following: Includes: Excludes: It is a requirement of ICD-10 that a diagnosis of any specific personality disorder also satisfies a set of general personality disorder criteria. World Health Organization, in the ICD-10, points out for different cultures it may be necessary to develop specific sets of criteria with regard to social norms, rules and obligations. Theodore Millon identified five subtypes of paranoid . Any individual paranoid may exhibit none or one of the following: The following conditions commonly coexist (comorbid) with paranoid personality disorder: Paranoid personality disorder occurs in about 0.5%-2.5% of the general population. It is seen in 2%-10% of psychiatric outpatients. It occurs more commonly in males. A large long-term Nor...More: http://booksllc.net/?id=695978 ... Read more

2. Schizoid Personality Disorder: Personality Disorder, Schizophrenia, Delusional Disorder, Flattened Affect, Eugen Bleuler, Descriptive Psychiatry
Paperback: 140 Pages (2010-02-24)
list price: US$61.00
Isbn: 6130498055
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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Schizoid personality disorder (SPD) is a personality disorder characterized by a lack of interest in social relationships, a tendency towards a solitary lifestyle, secretiveness, and emotional coldness. SPD can be a precursor to schizophrenia, or delusional disorder. There is increased prevalence of the disorder in families with schizophrenia. SPD is not the same as schizophrenia, although they share some similar characteristics such as detachment or flattened affect. ... Read more

3. Delusional Beliefs (Wiley Series on Personality Processes)
by Thomas F. Oltmanns, Brendan A. Maher
 Hardcover: 352 Pages (1988-03-31)
list price: US$204.95
Isbn: 0471836354
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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This book represents a unique collection of ideas and empirical data provided by leading experts in a diversity of disciplines: cognitive psychologists involved with normal mechanisms of decision-making and information processing, social psychologists concerned with normal aspects of perception, as well as clinical psychologists, anthropologists, and psychiatrists. Each offers perspectives on such questions as: What criteria should be used to identify, describe, and classify delusions? How can delusional individuals be identified? What distinguishes delusions from normal beliefs? Also examined in this volume are the personal, interpersonal, and situational variables predisposing certain people to developing delusions; the ways in which delusions are perpetuated; and approaches to changing a particular delusional belief. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars A good intro to a tricky topic
Some very good scholarly papers here.I did my thesis work with Maher, and he definately has some interesting ideas.A good starting point for any serious academic work on delusions and delusional thinking. ... Read more

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