Paranoia - Definition

June 2017


Definition


Paranoia is counted among the many psychiatric pathologies, or more precisely psychoses, that are chronic mental disorders characterized by an alteration in the patient's sense of reality, of which he is not entirely aware. The individual suffering from paranoia lives in a delirious state of mistaken persecution and/or intuition. The disorder comes in different forms, including the individual's conviction that a partner is cheating on him, called morbid jealousy or delusional jealousy; that he is being persecuted by others, called persecutory delusion; or the delusional conviction of being loved by someone, called erotomania. The paranoid individual is not able to listen to reason, and is persuaded of the truth of his interpretations.

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