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What is paranoid behavior disorder?
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Dr. Lawrence Smith
Clinical Psychology
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In brief: Suspiciousness
Paranoia can be mild to severe and can be a symptom of a mental disorder.
There can be a distrust and suspiciousness of others or delusions that someone is intending harm to oneself. Paranoia can also be an unwanted side effect of marijuana intoxication. Paranoia can influence a person to behave as if the suspicions or delusions are true. Such behaviors might not be appropriate to the situation.

In brief: Suspiciousness
Paranoia can be mild to severe and can be a symptom of a mental disorder.
There can be a distrust and suspiciousness of others or delusions that someone is intending harm to oneself. Paranoia can also be an unwanted side effect of marijuana intoxication. Paranoia can influence a person to behave as if the suspicions or delusions are true. Such behaviors might not be appropriate to the situation.
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