GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) Psychology Applications of Psychology-Psychological Disorders: Conceptions of Mental Disorders Study Material (Page 18 of 24)

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Paranoia: Causes and Symptoms of Paranoia


Paranoia is a thought process heavily influenced by anxiety or fear, often to the point of irrationality and delusion.

According to Page, paranoia is constitutional mental disorder that is limited in symptomatology to well-stabilized and stable delusions of persecution and grandeur. It is a rare condition characterized by gradual development of intricate, complex, elaborate system of thinking based on and often proceeding logically from misinterpretation of actual events.

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Paranoia: Treatment and Types of Paranoia


Treatment of Paranoia

Refer Therapeutic Approaches in topic list on the below mentioned therapies.

  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Aversive therapy
  • Conditioning
  • Behavior therapy
  • Socio-therapy
  • Drugs
  • Somatic treatment

Types of Paranoia

  • Paranoid Personality Disorder: In Paranoid Personality Disorder (PPD) , there is no explicit delusion present, nor does the individual experience hallucinations except, during pe…

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