paranoia


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paranoia

noun delusional insanity, delusions, dissased mind, disordered reason, insanity, lunacy, madness, mania, mental aberration, mental disease, phobia, unreaaonable fear, unreasonable fright
See also: insanity
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Paranoia strikes deep Into your life it will creep It starts when you're always afraid You step out of line, the man come and take you away
Researchers also reported that more than 50% of these patients did not have severe paranoia at the end of the testing day.
LaPorte devotes an entire chapter to jealousy, expressing the belief that "pathological jealousy resembles paranoia to a marked degree.
When paranoia gets a strong grip on a person it is typically associated with anxiety, depression, and isolation.
Paranoia would have made a lot of money if it was released in the early 2000's, but missing its target audience by ten years did nothing to inspire me.
You have to have a little bit of paranoia to get better.
As further details about the killings emerged, it was discovered Alexis sought treatment at the Veterans Administration for paranoia, insomnia and possible schizophrenia last month.
But he also uses the episode to push forward a libertarian-tinged thesis about the role of government in the incubation of popular paranoia.
Victims' paranoia was especially pronounced if they had been attacked by someone they knew, and even transferred to computer-generated characters in a psychological test.
His suspensions turn into full blown paranoia and he begins to eye everyone around him as a possible conspirator.
In that previous article, I defined paranoia as: "A psychotic disorder characterised by delusions of persecution with or without grandeur, often strenuously defended with apparent logic and reason.