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Paranoia is a breakdown of a person’s various mental and emotional functions related to reasoning and assigning meaning. It’s marked by unreasonable beliefs often to do with either persecution or grandeur.

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People who have paranoia will often experience intense anxious, fearful or delusional ideation relating to a supposed threat or harm. Paranoia is most commonly seen in people who have psychotic disorders. When a person has paranoia, it’s hard or impossible to convince them that they are behaving irrationally. Beliefs become fixed and unshakable.


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Article provided a good explanation and insight into paranoia. Easy to read, informative.
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