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  Paranoia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Although the diagnosis of pure paranoia is no longer used (having been superseded by the diagnosis of delusional disorder) the use of the term to signify the presence of delusions in general, rather than persecutory delusions specifically, lives on in the classification of paranoid schizophrenia, which denotes a form of schizophrenia where delusions are prominent.
Paranoia is often associated with psychotic illnesses, particularly schizophrenia, although attenuated features may be present in other primarily non-psychotic diagnoses, such as paranoid personality disorder.
Paranoia can also be a side effect of medication or recreational drugs; a recent report identified a number of cases of paranoia linked to the over-the-counter decongestant phenylpropanolamine.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Paranoia   (760 words)

 Paranoia - LoveToKnow 1911
The prominent and distinguishing symptom of paranoia is the delusion which is gradually organized out of a mass of original but erroneous beliefs or convictions until it forms an integral part of the ordinary mental processes of the subject and becomes fused with his personality.
A not uncommon form of paranoia combining both ambition and persecution is where the subject believes that he is a man of unbounded wealth or power, of the rights to which he is, however, deprived by the machinations of his enemies.
The subjects of this form of paranoia are in the majority of instances unmarried women well advanced in years who have led irreproachable lives, or men of a romantic disposition who have lived their mental lives more in the realm of chimeras than in the region of real facts.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Paranoia   (3671 words)

 Paranoia: Encyclopedia of Mental Disorders
Paranoia exists on a continuum, ranging from a feeling of distrust due to an occasional misinterpretation of cues that can be appropriately dealt with and reinterpreted, to an overarching pattern of actual paranoia that affects every interpersonal interaction.
Paranoia is a prominent symptom that occurs in a variety of different mental disorders, as well as a symptom of certain physical diseases.
Paranoia is often manifested as part of the symptom complex of schizophrenia.
health.enotes.com /mental-disorders-encyclopedia/paranoia   (1261 words)

 Paranoia (role-playing game) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Paranoia is a humorous role-playing game set in a dystopian future similar to 1984, Brazil, Brave New World, the "downunder" civilization of A Boy and His Dog, and especially Logan's Run; however, the tone of the game is rife with fl humor, frequently tongue-in-cheek rather than dark and heavy.
As a result, Paranoia allows Troubleshooters to be routinely killed (either deliberately or accidentally); instead of leaving the game, the player simply portrays the next member of the clone family, who is assigned to continue the mission.
Paranoia was also made into a video game called The Paranoia Complex released in 1989 by Magic Bytes.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Paranoia_(role-playing_game)   (2860 words)

 Useful Information on ... Paranoia
Paranoia is a term used by mental health specialists to describe suspiciousness (or mistrust) that is either highly exaggerated or not warranted at all.
Paranoia can be mild and the affected person may function fairly well in society, or it can be so severe that the individual is incapacitated.
As with the genetic studies, biochemical studies have not examined paranoia except as a subtype of schizophrenia.
www.hoptechno.com /paranoia.htm   (2520 words)

 Paranoia - The Doctors Lounge(TM)
Paranoia is excessive concern about one's own well being, sometimes suggesting the person holds persecutory beliefs concerning a threat to themselves or their property.
Paranoia and delusions in general are considered an important (if not the most important) diagnostic feature of psychosis.
The term 'paranoia' was previously used in psychiatry used to describe an isolated delusion.
www.thedoctorslounge.net /psychiatry/diseases/paranoia.htm   (422 words)

 Paranoia Encyclopedia of Medicine - Find Articles
Paranoia is an unfounded or exaggerated distrust of others, sometimes reaching delusional proportions.
Paranoia is also a possible side effect of drug use and abuse (for example, alcohol, marijuana, amphetamines, cocaine, PCP).
Paranoia that is symptomatic of paranoid schizophrenia, delusional disorder, or paranoid personality disorder should be treated by a psychologist and/or psychiatrist.
findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_g2601/is_0010/ai_2601001020   (733 words)

 paranoia | TutorGig.co.uk Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In popular culture, the term 'paranoia' is usually used to describe excessive concern about one's own well-being, sometimes suggesting a person holds persecutory beliefs concerning a threat to themselves or their property and is often linked to a belief in conspiracy theories.
In the original Greek, παράνοια (paranoia) means self-referential, and it is this meaning which was adopted by Kraepelin.
Diverse/Joy of Paranoia: Lol Coxhill on Ogun, by Ogun
www.tutorgig.co.uk /ed/paranoia   (833 words)

 National Mental Health Association Fact Sheet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Paranoia occurs in many mental disorders and is rare as an isolated mental illness.
Since the delusions involve only one area, a person with paranoia can usually work and function in everyday life, however, their lives may be limited and isolated.
There are different types of paranoia including conjugal paranoia, erotomania, hypochondriacal paranoia, and different types of paranoid disorders such as paranoid personality and paranoid schizophrenia.
www.nmha.org /infoctr/factsheets/paranoia.cfm   (353 words)

 Paranoia - WrongDiagnosis.com
Paranoia is a type of delusion, a firmly held but nevertheless unrealistic belief.
Paranoia is a persecutory delusion that someone will harm you in some way, whether physically, mentally or emotionally.
The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant.
www.wrongdiagnosis.com /sym/paranoia.htm   (506 words)

 Games * Design * Art * Culture
Paranoia debuted at a time when the Soviet Union was shooting down jet liners and invading Afghanistan, and when many workers feared they would lose their jobs as a result of the spread of desktop computers.
I believe Paranoia XP will be of considerable interest not merely to the audience of tabletop roleplaying gamers but also to anyone interested in and concerned with the social-technological issues of today-the attempt to control IP, to police the Internet, to suppress dissent.
Reports that Paranoia XP will also be published in several other languages, and that film, computer, and console versions are may be forthcoming are rumors.
www.costik.com /weblog/2004_02_01_blogchive.html   (3092 words)

 Paranoia - UFO Evidence   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The spectrum of paranoia ranges from the mild (and probably defensible) to the pathological (as in see your psychiatrist).
That makes the fear that the CIA assassinates ufologists paranoia, but it does not do the same for the suspicion that intelligence agencies are doing other things to ufologists.
Under the circumstances, given the bewildering and bizarre nature of events in recent years, a certain degree of paranoia (provided that it be mild and containable) is inevitable.
www.ufoevidence.org /documents/doc1517.htm   (1775 words)

Paranoia was there connecting the dots, reading between the lines, letting nothing notable slip under the wire.
Throughout its history Paranoia has drawn from a talented pool of highly specialized authors and visionaries in the conspiracy, occult and paranormal genres.
Paranoia's bold writing and Gen-X design have made it one of the foremost conspiracy journals in America.
www.paranoiamagazine.com   (233 words)

 Creating Paranoia
Paranoia is considered to be a symptom of individuals who are suffering from mental illness.
When we study paranoia in society we find that it is deliberately created for a variety of reasons some of which are discussed on this web page.
This paranoia is likely to lead to more attacks against the United States some of which may be deadlier than the attacks of 9/11.
www.primechoice.com /philosophy/shelp/muscreateparanoia.htm   (12873 words)

 Salon.com People | Paranoia: Fear for connoisseurs
But while paranoia is often used as a synonym for fear, it's more than that; it's better.
Paranoia is for those of us who savor a deep and abiding unease; it's fear for connoisseurs.
Generally, we manage to contain our paranoia on the interpersonal level -- we imagine lovers are cheating on us, co-workers are plotting against us, people on the bus are looking at us strangely, friends are ostracizing us and so on.
archive.salon.com /people/feature/2001/02/12/paraintro   (847 words)

 CD Baby: POEM-CEES: Paranoia
All in all, the "Paranoia" project runs the gamut of emotions, ultimately standing as the rarest of the rare: a well-executed, non-self indulgent concept record that may be digested in segments or as a whole...
"Paranoia" is one of those discs that makes you believe in the power of hip-hop again, one word and one beat at a time.
appropriately titled, "paranoia" is infectious...if you let it creep in, that is. unlike too many hip hop releases from the past 10 years, this album has multifaceted content: lyricism, realism, mass appeal-ism...
www.cdbaby.com /poemcees   (1258 words)

 Joseph Finder - Paranoia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In the case of "Paranoia," he's an expert on suspenseful storytelling that is at once slick and substantive.
What sets "Paranoia" apart from others of its genre is not only Finder's fun, chatty prose, but also his command of the setting.
He is flmailed into industrial espionage and once he has crossed the line, the way back is a maze of right and wrong, good and bad and sheer raw emotion.
www.josephfinder.com /books/paranoia_pr.asp   (1841 words)

 www.myspace.com/cbparanoia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Paranoia is a thrash metal band from Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Their concerts became more frequent after the addition of the fourth bandmember and the name change, and in the winter of 2006, Paranoia recorded a self-titled 3 track demo in their birthplace town of Sydney River.
Paranoia can be found playing shows in many towns on Cape Breton Island, and we hope to soon make their presense known in places outside of Cape Breton soon enough.
www.myspace.com /cbparanoia   (496 words)

 CDDA Paranoia Homepage
Cdparanoia extracts audio from compact discs directly as data, with no analog step between, and writes the data to a file or pipe in WAV, AIFC, AIFC or raw 16 bit linear PCM.
The Paranoia FAQ provides an introduction to cdparanoia and the larger Paranoia project, as well as answers to common questions.
The links page catalogues a number of software packages that use (or are related to) cdparanoia and other CD software and programming resources.
www.xiph.org /paranoia   (155 words)

 Paranoia 2002 - Privacy and system security
Paranoia 2002 is a comprehensive tool to eliminate traces, users unknowingly leave behind when working with applications under Windows operating systems.
Paranoia 2002 is providing maximum security and reliability by implementing the security standard of US-Ministry of defence standard Dod 5220.20-M (To learn more about the DOD 5220.22-M standard, please click here or view the online version of the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM)).
Paranoia 2002 features an Object Assistant for the easy creation of an unlimited number of user defined secure file system and registry objects.
winutil.de /ml/en/paranoia.shtml   (403 words)

 eMedicine - Delusional Disorder : Article by Irene Guryanova, MD
In 1863, Karl Kahlbaum introduced the concept of paranoia as a separate mental illness: “a form of partial insanity, which throughout the course of the disease, principally affected the sphere of the intellect” (Manschreck, 2000).
Kraepelin viewed paranoia as uncommon, chronic condition different from dementia praecox by the presence of fixed, nonbizarre delusions, lack of deterioration over time, preserved thought process, and relatively slight involvement of affect and volition (Manschreck, 2000).
Psychodynamic theories suggest that paranoia is a protective response to stress or conflict that represents a threat to self-esteem or to the self (eg, unacceptable homosexual impulses, fear of the unknown, immigration) (Fennig, 2005).
www.emedicine.com /med/topic3351.htm   (5442 words)

 AskMen.com - Paranoia
Mild paranoia has little or no effect on a person's daily life, however, severe forms of this condition can render a person's life miserable, so much so that the individual's level of stress can shoot through the roof and eventually create other health problems.
There are 3 main types of paranoia: paranoid personality disorder, delusional (paranoid) disorder, and paranoid schizophrenia.
Usually, a person who enters into new situations, such as a new job or relationship, is always on guard until they become comfortable and can no longer base their fears or worries on anything.
www.askmen.com /fashion/body_and_mind/39_better_living.html   (588 words)

 Paranoia: What's it all about?
Paranoia is a roleplaying game set in a darkly humorous future.
In Paranoia, a well-meaning but deranged computer desperately protects the citizens of an underground warren from all sorts of real and imagined enemies.
Paranoia: A lighthearted game of terror, death, bureaucracies, mad scientists, mutants, dangerous weapons, and insane robots, which encourages players to lie, to cheat, and backstab each other at every turn.
www.crd-sector.com /explain.htm   (2083 words)

 Published Materials for Paranoia
Paranoia adventuring in the world of TV, the Troubleshooters get to meet Teela-O-MLY, heartthrob of millions of Alpha Complex vidshow watchers...and terminate her.
The first (and only) Paranoia flip-book, this features three shorter adventures in TV land and 2 in the world of the strange.
Paranoia is a trademark of Eric Goldberg and Greg Costikyan
www.esglabs.com /paranoia/books.html   (1359 words)

 Andy Grove to CDU: Why Are You Looking at Me?
"Paranoia is a mental illness, not a survival technique," MacGregor told the CDU.
To find out about paranoia in the workplace, the CDU traveled across the country to speak with psychiatrist and Weill Medical College of Cornell University faculty member Jeffrey Kahn, author of Mental Health in the Workplace: A Practical Psychiatric Guide (John Wiley & Sons, 1993).
The CDU could not close the case without putting paranoia to the ultimate test: a visit to McLean, Virginia to talk with Central Intelligence Agency spokesperson Tom Crispell.
www.fastcompany.com /magazine/41/cdu.html   (679 words)

 Paranoia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Paranoia needs to be kept moving, more so than any other system (except perhaps TOON).
In practice, of course, Paranoia campaigns are basically impossible.
Player handouts are an expected feature of all paranoia, and all commercial adventures will contain pages for you to photocopy and hand out.
www.lucid.co.uk /tannis/paranoia.htm   (360 words)

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