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What differentiates paranoia from delusion? when is that line crossed?

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Separate issues:: often co-morbid. Delusions are fixed FALSE ideas not based in fact or reality. Paranoia is a mental condition characterized by delusions of persecution, unwarranted jealousy, or exaggerated self-importance, typically elaborated into an organized system. It may be an aspect of chronic personality disorder, of drug abuse, or of a serious condition such as schizophrenia in which loss of reality.

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