delusions of persecution

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a delusion (common in paranoia) that others are out to get you and frustrate and embarrass you or inflict suffering on you

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Approximately 3 months before this admission, she was readmitted with delusions of persecution, auditory hallucinations, and irritability.
Paranoid schizophrenia symptoms include delusions of persecution and
A study in Pakistan found that male and wealthy patients had delusions of grandiose identity believing that they had special powers while female and poor group had delusions of persecution and being controlled and of erotomania4.
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.
During the previous decade, Panetti had been hospitalized fourteen times for schizophrenia, manic depression, hallucinations, and delusions of persecution. One Texas jury deadlocked on his competence to stand trial, but a second jury found him sufficiently competent to stand trial.
She was right - Richard the younger eventually ended his life in a 19th century lunatic asylum displaying signs of 'chronic mania and delusions of persecution'.
Probably the largest group is made up of the Paranoid Type, chiefly characterised by delusions of persecution, megalomania and auditory hallucinations.
He was infected with syphilis by Veil, and it has gone to his brain, giving him paranoia and delusions of persecution.
This might be nothing more than the typical ideologue's indulgence in delusions of persecution and delight in the adrenaline rush that comes with imagining all the forces of the world arrayed against him.
When he did take insulin, it caused him to have delusions of persecution. Orange juice, then, was the only remedy available to control the level of blood sugar.
For example, patients suffering from paranoid-type symptoms -- roughly one-third of people with schizophrenia -- often have delusions of persecution, or false and irrational beliefs that they are being cheated, harassed, poisoned, or conspired against.
True paranoia involves "delusions of persecution which are strenuously defended with apparent logic and reason."
He had grandiose delusions and delusions of persecution related to his job.
Delusions of grandeur are bad, but delusions of persecution are far worse.