Understanding Paranoia: A Guide for Professionals, Families, and Sufferers

Understanding Paranoia A Guide for Professionals Families and Sufferers In this insightful book the author vividly takes the reader inside the minds of people who are paranoid experiencing delusions of persecution ranging from thinking others are out to get them to false

  • Title: Understanding Paranoia: A Guide for Professionals, Families, and Sufferers
  • Author: Martin Kantor
  • ISBN: 9780275981525
  • Page: 202
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In this insightful book, the author vividly takes the reader inside the minds of people who are paranoid experiencing delusions of persecution ranging from thinking others are out to get them to falsely believing they have physical illness Kantor also explains to us other facets of the Paranoid Personality, including suspiciousness, hypersensitivity, extreme vigilance, sIn this insightful book, the author vividly takes the reader inside the minds of people who are paranoid experiencing delusions of persecution ranging from thinking others are out to get them to falsely believing they have physical illness Kantor also explains to us other facets of the Paranoid Personality, including suspiciousness, hypersensitivity, extreme vigilance, simmering anger, and a tendency to blame others for and absolve oneself of almost everything How does such paranoia affect one s life Whether one is a paranoiac wanting to recover from the emotional disorder, or a person looking for the best way to deal with a paranoid husband, wife, friend, boss, or acquaintance, this book offers understanding and guidance As Kantor explains, the term paranoid should not be used as a hurtful epithet Paranoid individuals are no or less evil than persons with any other emotional disorder, or for that matter, persons with a physical disorder Paranoia is a disorder of the mind, not a flaw of character, says Kantor.Paranoid individuals are not invariably social misfits They are found in all walks of life and in all professions, suffering from this disorder that distorts behavior and affects those with whom they come in contact, often in devastating ways Politicians who write attack ads, spouses who beat or kill their partners, people in road or supermarket rage incidents are all among the possibly paranoid, as are students who perpetrate violence at their schools and fired employees who wreak violence at their former workplaces Recognizing and treating paranoid behaviors can prevent or reduce antisocial activity and violence against individuals and society.

    One thought on “Understanding Paranoia: A Guide for Professionals, Families, and Sufferers”

    1. The author spends way too much time defending his position rather than making a point. One gets the feeling he's rather paranoid himself with all his talk about how unfairly his works have been mistreated by the press, etc.

    2. Only about halfway through it but it's very eye-opening for me. Considering I can't get anyone local to actually talk to me.r mind the fact that me actually GOING to talk to somebody about this's giving me a good grip on my reality. Understanding is the 1st step. I can hopefully make progress soon

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