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Paranoia is a mental disorder in which a person has an extreme fear and distrust of others. A paranoid person may have delusions that people are trying to harm him or her.
"Magic" mushrooms create profound mystical experience and change behaviour

"Magic" mushrooms create profound mystical experience and change behaviour

Hallucinogen in mushrooms creates mystical/spiritual experiences

Hallucinogen in mushrooms creates mystical/spiritual experiences

Altered activity in receptor pair points to further complexity in schizophrenia pathology

Altered activity in receptor pair points to further complexity in schizophrenia pathology

Study identified characteristics of caregivers that may increase symptoms in dementia patients

Study identified characteristics of caregivers that may increase symptoms in dementia patients

Olanzapine appears to lower or delay full-blown psychosis

Olanzapine appears to lower or delay full-blown psychosis

Skin patch to treat ADHD gets the green light

Skin patch to treat ADHD gets the green light

Man takes 40,000 ecstasy pills in nine years

Man takes 40,000 ecstasy pills in nine years

Anabolic steroids flip the adolescent brain's switch for aggression

Anabolic steroids flip the adolescent brain's switch for aggression

Steroids trigger long lasting aggression in teens

Steroids trigger long lasting aggression in teens

Memory aids help people with schizophrenia remember things just as well as healthy people

Memory aids help people with schizophrenia remember things just as well as healthy people

Electroshock therapy speeds improvement in schizophrenia patients

Electroshock therapy speeds improvement in schizophrenia patients

Schizophrenia may arise from a single genetic defect

Schizophrenia may arise from a single genetic defect

Sméagol, a 587 year old, hobbit-like male of no fixed abode had issues

Sméagol, a 587 year old, hobbit-like male of no fixed abode had issues

Large increase in male mentally ill drug abusers

Large increase in male mentally ill drug abusers

Approval of Abilify (aripiprazole) for the treatment of acute bipolar mania

Approval of Abilify (aripiprazole) for the treatment of acute bipolar mania

Researchers get a grip on marijuana

Researchers get a grip on marijuana

Difficulties in performing day to day tasks could indicate the presence of mild cognitive impairment

Difficulties in performing day to day tasks could indicate the presence of mild cognitive impairment

Russian dictator Stalin suffered from dementia following a series of strokes

Russian dictator Stalin suffered from dementia following a series of strokes

Marijuana/Cannabis causes transient schizophrenia-like symptoms

Marijuana/Cannabis causes transient schizophrenia-like symptoms

Alzheimer's live about half as long as those of similar age without dementia

Alzheimer's live about half as long as those of similar age without dementia