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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Only one case presented with psychiatric symptoms as dissociative symptoms and delusions of persecution with visual and auditory hallucinations.
Frequent types of delusions encountered include delusions of persecution (the example above), grandeur ("I am the President"), or reference ("The news anchor is sending me a message").
2,3,8] Socio-demographic background of may have a significant impact on content of delusions, including delusions of persecution.
sup][7],[8] In our reported case, her morbid jealousy improved significantly after excision of the extra-axial tumor in the orbitofrontal region of the left frontal lobe, while her other psychiatric symptoms including auditory hallucinations and delusions of persecution and being watched improved with antipsychotic treatment.
He added the defendant also held a grudge against Mrs Cuddihy because she did not support his wish to join the IRA, a desire that was inspired by his delusions of persecution.
Delusions of persecution in psychiatric patients can be reduced with just six sessions of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), a new clinical trial has found.
On psychiatric examination, it was found that he had delusions of persecution and delusions of reference that he was being followed and he will be murdered, auditory hallucinations as speaking sounds which said "come here" and visual halluciantions as "soldiers".
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.
Delusions of persecution were found in very high percentage (91.
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.