delusions of persecution

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Noun1.delusions of persecution - a delusion (common in paranoia) that others are out to get you and frustrate and embarrass you or inflict suffering on you; a complicated conspiracy is frequently imagined
delusion, psychotic belief - (psychology) an erroneous belief that is held in the face of evidence to the contrary
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Delusions of persecution in psychiatric patients can be reduced with just six sessions of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), a new clinical trial has found.
In 1864 he was moved to Broadmoor, where he worked mainly in the kitchen garden, but was said to be forever suffering from delusions of persecution.
In that previous article, I defined paranoia as: "A psychotic disorder characterised by delusions of persecution with or without grandeur, often strenuously defended with apparent logic and reason.
But Iran's own delusions of persecution must also be counted among the reasons that the country has not yet assumed its rightful, respected place within the community of nations.
Probably the largest group is made up of the Paranoid Type, chiefly characterised by delusions of persecution, megalomania and auditory hallucinations.