paranoid reaction

paranoid reaction

a psychopathological condition that may be associated with delirium or dementia and characterized by the gradual formation of delusions, usually of a persecutory nature and often accompanied by related hallucinations. Other manifestations of senile degeneration, such as memory loss and confusion, may not accompany the reaction.
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One should not be surprised to witness such a paranoid reaction from the state.
This has been illustrated once again in the last few days with their paranoid reaction to the very reasonable comments made by Mustafa Akinci in relation to the invasion.
He slashed his arms having suffered a paranoid reaction and died from blood loss.
On top of his provocative attitude during the Gezi Park incidents, Erdoy-an's extremely harsh and paranoid reaction to the corruption investigation has further deepened international mistrust toward him.
In this light, it is easier to understand the negative logic of the outrageous iconic building, the way it seeks to provoke a paranoid reaction, especially among journalists.
Gerard Houllier's paranoid reaction to the FA slapping a three-matchban on Steve Gerard after he did nothing except jump into a tackle, two-footed "He seemed pleased.
Mirbeau's anarchism, itself a paranoid reaction to oppressive systems, was rooted in a belief in the right to freedom and self-determination and, as such, was a conviction that resisted the tendency toward compartmentalization.
Festival organisers condemned Oasis's decision to halt the concert as "totally irrational and the result of a paranoid reaction.
However, in certain cases the situation is more complex: for some patients, particularly those with a history of psychiatric disorders, there appears to be a greater risk of side effects such as severe depression, suicidal ideation, aggressive behaviour, paranoid reactions and/or manic reactions [4,5].
At the heart of his explanations of the breakdown of co-operation are muddled misperception, stifled communications, disappointed expectations and paranoid reactions.