A chronic form of insanity characterized by very gradual impairment of the intellect, systematized delusion, and usually by delusions of persecution or mandatory delusions producing homicidal tendency. In its mild form paranoia may consist in the well-marked crotchetiness exhibited in persons commonly called "cranks." Paranoiacs usually show evidences of bodily and nervous degeneration, and many have hallucinations, esp. of sight and hearing.
A state of guarded emotion and suspiciousness.
The general term for delusions of persecution, of grandiosity, or both; found in several pathological conditions, delusional disorders, paranoid schizophrenia, and paranoid personality disorder. It can also be produced by large doses of certain drugs, such as cocaine or alcohol.
A tendency toward excessive or irrational suspiciousness and mistrustfulness of others.
a category of mental disorder in which the patient suffers from irrational thoughts of persecution or foreboding
a mental disorder characterized by systematized delusions, as of grandeur or, especially, persecution; often, except in a schizophrenic state, occurring within an otherwise relatively intact personality.
tendency to see others' behavior as deliberating threatening or demeaning; suspicious thinking based on misinterpreting events.
a psychosis characterized by a system of delusions with often include the belief of persecution or grandeur without hallucinations.
Is used by mental health specialists to describe suspiciousness or mistrust that is either highly exaggerated or not warranted at all. Simple suspiciousness is not paranoia â€“ not if it is based on past experience or expectations learned from the experience of others. Paranoias can be classified into three main categories â€“ paranoid personality disorder, delusional (paranoid) disorder, and paranoid schizophrenia.
A belief that the actions of others is demeaning or threatening. Feelings of being exploited or harmed by others. Questioning loyalty or trustworthiness of friends or associates.
A developing pattern of unfounded thoughts and fears, often based on misinterpretation of actual events. People with paranoia may have the delusion that others are conspiring to do them harm.
a psychological disorder characterized by delusions of persecution or grandeur
a bunch of mental blocks
a disease-like state, characterized mainly with abnormal suspiciousness and crazy ideas
A mental state characterized by suspiciousness, hostility, extreme sensitivity to rejection, and self-importance.
Systematized delusions of persecution, suspicious nature, self-centered delusions of grandeur often projections of a sexual color, ideas of reference, pseudo-telepathic hallucinations.
Clinically, paranoia is characterized by highly systematized, persistent, incapacitating delusions of persecution and/or grandeur; commonly used to describe hypervigilence over a (mis)perceived threat, belief that danger is everywhere, and belief that those who do not recognize the threat are evil and part of the threat themselves.
The presence of delusions of a persacutory nature, involving be hunted or harmed by another person.
A rare condition characterized by the gradual development of an intricate, complex and elaborate system of thinking based on (and often proceeding logically from) misinterpretation of an actual event. A person with paranoia often considers him or herself endowed with unique and superior abilities, and may also have the delusion that others are conspiring to do him or her harm. The term is often used inaccurately to describe someone with unfounded fears of persecution, (i.e. "Oh, you're just being paranoid. The boss isn't out to get you!")
is a mental condition in which an individual unjustifiably feels threatened by other people.
a delusion involving the fear of persecution.
A mental disorder characterized by the presence of systematized delusions, often of a persecutory character, involving being followed, poisoned, or harmed by other means, in an otherwise intact personality.
psychotic disorder characterized by delusions of persecution or grandeur, often strenuously defended with apparent logic and reason.
Excessive response to hostility, rejection, and suspiciousness.
(par-a-noy-a): A mental state that includes unreasonable suspicions of people and situations. A person who is paranoid may be suspicious, hostile, or may become extremely sensitive to rejection by others.
Irrational distrust of others, delusions of persecution, often strenuously defended with apparent logic and reason.
A mental disorder characterized by a belief that others are out to get you.
Paranoia is an excessive anxiety or fear concerning one's own well-being which is considered irrational and excessive, perhaps to the point of being a psychosis. This typically includes persecutory beliefs concerning a likely threat, or a belief in a conspiracy theory. In the original Greek, Ï€Î±ÏÎ¬Î½Î¿Î¹Î± (paranoia) means simply madness (para = outside; nous = mind) and it is this use which was traditionally used in psychiatry to describe any delusional state.