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What are paranoid delusions?

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 35 years experience
Paranoid delusion: Are fantasies that someone wants to do you harm that have no basis in reality. When someone suffers from paranoia they tend to be tormented by these kind of delusions and spend their life obsessively trying to defend themselves from those they feel want to hurt them.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

How to tell if I am having paranoid delusions?

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Hard to do alone: If there is someone you trust, lay person or pro, try to ask them to confirm or challenge your point of view. Let them know that your idea is what you believe, but that you have a doubt. Just asking this here is a good sign that you might find relief but it takes a helper. Depending on things unstated, you may even be able to do it without drugs. But they might be needed too. I'm hopeful for you.

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