paranoid state


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paranoid state

a transitory abnormal mental condition characterized by illogical thought processes and generalized suspicion and distrust, with a tendency toward persecutory ideas or delusions.
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It's not thought he has a desire to live this way but that he is in a confused, paranoid state and has gone into hiding.
The defendant, in his paranoid state, thought this was some kind of conspiracy," said Mr Gibson.
In just three months we have suffered an unholy trinity of visitations which, in my increasingly paranoid state, are starting to seem Biblical in scale and nature.
Like many people, the IAC has described the use of the sedition law against Trivedi as "blatantly illegal and portrays signs of a paranoid state that does not behoove a mature democracy like India.
I'm reaching the same paranoid state Rangers supporters get into when they talk about Aberdeen only turning up when they play them.
This tense FA Cup tie tiptoed through an almost paranoid state into the unbearable tension of an extra period, with both sides almost as nervous as the fans.
It can be depression but it can also be a psychotic or paranoid state where they believe their children are possessed or their family is plotting against them.
The other considers this to be a completely paranoid state of affairs.
No-one understands why Gordon has returned in such a frenetic and paranoid state.
They had a terrible bust-up over money after Gazza - probably when he was in a paranoid state with cocaine - claimed Jimmy owed him pounds 40,000.
He said: "This is a paranoid state that has used an innocent teacher for its own political purposes.
He said: "I believe Mr Egan did not know what he was doing was wrong because of his paranoid state.