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Is paranoia a medical term or just a term for when someone is kinda weird and not trusting people?
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Dr. Jeff Jacobs
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
In brief: Both
"paranoia" is used in common everyday language.
Usually, however, the person means "suspicious", rather than having paranoid delusions, as a defined medical term. The medical term refers to someone who is delusional, or psychotic, meaning they have lost touch with reality.

In brief: Both
"paranoia" is used in common everyday language.
Usually, however, the person means "suspicious", rather than having paranoid delusions, as a defined medical term. The medical term refers to someone who is delusional, or psychotic, meaning they have lost touch with reality.
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