Personality disorders can make people more prone to fear and paranoia. Individuals may become overly suspicious of everything, including other people, documents, and chance occurrences, perhaps to the point of distrusting friends and family. Irrational fears of individual objects and phenomena may also suddenly manifest, primarily if the disorder is caused by a challenging or traumatic experience. Paranoia is commonly seen in paranoid personality disorder.
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