Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

2018 Edition
| Editors: Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, John DeLuca, Bruce Caplan

Paranoid Ideation

  • Natalie DattiloEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_2081

Synonyms

Paranoia

Definition

An exaggerated or grandiose belief, usually not of a delusional nature, that one is being harassed, persecuted, or unfairly treated. A general suspiciousness of others’ motives or intent. Most often associated with paranoid personality disorder but also seen in borderline personality disorder.

Cross-References

References and Readings

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryIndiana University School of MedicineIndianapolisUSA