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n.1. a mental illness or a symptom of a mental illness characterized by delusions, sometimes organized into a system. Antipsychotic medication is often beneficial. 2. a state of mind in which the individual has a strong belief that he or she is persecuted by others and therefore displays behaviour marked by suspiciousness. Severe paranoia can lead to the diagnosis of personality disorder.

1. a mental illness or a symptom of a mental illness characterized by delusions, sometimes organized into a system. Antipsychotic medication is often beneficial. 2. a state of mind in which the individual has a strong belief that he or she is persecuted by others and therefore displays behaviour marked by suspiciousness. Severe paranoia can lead to the diagnosis of personality disorder.

Subjects: Medicine and Health — Psychology.


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