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hitler was a paranoid,how a paranoid like him could achieve all of his successes / goals ?

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Dr. David Hoffman
Clinical Psychology 21 years experience
Hitler and paranoia: I am not a historian. However, I don't think Hitler was formally diagnosed paranoid condition. Psych symptoms can wax and wane and be a matter of degrees. It is believed and supported by research that increased stress will make such symptoms become more pronounced. Paranoia, especially mild paranoia, can be adaptive in a hostile environment too so there are benefits. Hope that helps.

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