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What's the difference between paranoia and delusions?
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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Sometimes degree
Delusions are things a person believes despite evidence to the contrary.
Paranoia can be a type of delusion and in that case may not respond to treatment. However, the feeling of paranoia can be treated.

In brief: Sometimes degree
Delusions are things a person believes despite evidence to the contrary.
Paranoia can be a type of delusion and in that case may not respond to treatment. However, the feeling of paranoia can be treated.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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Dr. Maureen Nash
Psychiatry - Geriatric
In brief: They can be related
Paranoia involves being suspicious and this often leads to being fearful.
Delusions are defined as fixed false beliefs. Often if you are paranoid and suspicious of someone this is followed by a delusional belief. Paranoia and delusions can occur in many different illnesses, not just schizophrenia.

In brief: They can be related
Paranoia involves being suspicious and this often leads to being fearful.
Delusions are defined as fixed false beliefs. Often if you are paranoid and suspicious of someone this is followed by a delusional belief. Paranoia and delusions can occur in many different illnesses, not just schizophrenia.
Dr. Maureen Nash
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