Paranoia<br />By: Antonio Morelli<br />Jena Anderson<br />Sarah McCarthy<br />
What is Paranoia?<br />Paranoia is a thought process believed to be heavily influenced by anxiety or fear, often to the po...
History of Paranoia<br />Kraepelin, a German psychiatrist,  used the term pure paranoia to describe a condition where a de...
Who does Paranoia affect?<br />People who have low self esteem tend to suffer from paranoia.<br />
Treatment of Paranoia<br />Treatment with appropriate antipsychotic drugs may help the paranoid patient overcome some symp...
Treatment of Paranoia cont.<br />Reports on individual cases suggest that the regular opportunity to express suspicions an...
Works Cited<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paranoia<br />http://www.minddisorders.com/Ob-Ps/Paranoia.html<br />http://w...
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  1. 1. Paranoia<br />By: Antonio Morelli<br />Jena Anderson<br />Sarah McCarthy<br />
  2. 2. What is Paranoia?<br />Paranoia is a thought process believed to be heavily influenced by anxiety or fear, often to the point of irrationality and delusion.<br />Paranoia can also be described as suspiciousness or mistrust.<br />
  3. 3. History of Paranoia<br />Kraepelin, a German psychiatrist, used the term pure paranoia to describe a condition where a delusion was present, but without any of the other features of dementia.<br />
  4. 4. Who does Paranoia affect?<br />People who have low self esteem tend to suffer from paranoia.<br />
  5. 5. Treatment of Paranoia<br />Treatment with appropriate antipsychotic drugs may help the paranoid patient overcome some symptoms. Although the patient's functioning may be improved, the paranoid symptoms often remain intact. <br />
  6. 6. Treatment of Paranoia cont.<br />Reports on individual cases suggest that the regular opportunity to express suspicions and self-doubts afforded by psychotherapy can help the paranoid patient function in the community.<br />
  7. 7. Works Cited<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paranoia<br />http://www.minddisorders.com/Ob-Ps/Paranoia.html<br />http://www.hoptechno.com/paranoia.htm<br />

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