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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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Robins and Post offer a far more psychologically astute account of how the `malign force' of paranoia constitutes an evolutionary core in human history.
Nevertheless, Robins and Post manage to read against the grain of dominant theories of psychopathology in general and paranoia in particular by accounting for the utility of the paranoid mode, acknowledging that in some instances, it is possible to be not paranoid enough.
Some scientists believe paranoia may be a reaction to high levels of life stress.
Some studies indicate that paranoia has become more prevalent in the twentieth century.