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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 23-27

Do we all have an element of paranoia?


Clinical Tutor, Department of Psychiatry, R G Kar Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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Anindya Kumar Ray
Address: 38 PWD Road, Kolkata 700035. West Bengal
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The word paranoia and its usage have transgressed beyond the boundary of psychiatry. It has assumed the form of a social cognition. Psychiatric researchers have looked into it either in the form of an attenuated psychopathology or a distinctive cognitive style in individual's socio-cultural-political-economic background. Studies have been conducted to measure paranoia in non-clinical population by different scales. Psychoanalytic theories have been put forward regarding paranoia emerging from childhood developmental process. Social theorists have suggested that paranoids might have real enemies. Aaron Beck in his cognitive-evolutionary model speculated that paranoia conferred some adaptive advantage towards mankind's evolution. At the end, nobody considered paranoia as healthy and cognitive behaviour therapists provided some remedial measures.


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