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Medicolegal and Ethics Paranoid Personality Disorder can make decisions!

Does the presence of paranoid personality in a patient make him incompetent for consenting to medical procedures?
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Default i think he is competent?

not sure but i think a paranoid PD patient is still competent to make medical decision. I read recently that even a schizophrenia patient can make medical decisions, what determines this is the presence or otherwise of 'legal competence' and only a court judge not the doctor or patients family can decide if a person is legally competent to give consent.
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Does the presence of paranoid personality in a patient make him incompetent for consenting to medical procedures?

From what I was taught, there was a case of a schiz pt. once and he was ordained competent ... the thing was that since shiz pts have the residual phase, in which they are touch with reality they will be considered competent....
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