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The author concludes with a chapter entitled, "What Can be Done About the Paranoia Problem?" in which he cites the sobering fact that "more people are killed each year in our country by paranoid individuals than by terrorists." He points out that paranoia and paranoid disorders do not receive the same attention from professionals or the media as depression, in part because "paranoid individuals don't tend to show up complaining of paranoia like depressed patients do with their condition." Still, LaPorte believes that increased awareness of paranoia will result in increased attention to its various manifestations and ultimately damaging effects.
In contrast, people with relatively milder paranoid disorders may have such symptoms as delusions of persecution or delusional jealousy, but not the prominent hallucinations or impossible, bizarre delusions that sometimes occur in paranoid schizophrenia.
Severe depression and manic depression accounted for one out of four of Altshuler's diagnoses; the rest encompassed a range of psychiatric problems, including schizophrenia, dementia, anixiety disorders and paranoid disorders.