Posts Tagged ‘paranoia’

September 17, 2013

Paranoia-Greatly Misunderstood and Surprisingly Common

“Oh, he’s so paranoid” is an expression we hear tossed about casually.  It is mistakenly used to describe fearfulness as in, “she’s paranoid about driving by herself”. Paranoia is also incorrectly used to describe worry that is excessive such as “he’s paranoid he’ll lose his job.” What paranoia truly represents is a negative distortion in […]

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January 18, 2013

Guns and Mental Health

There were 30,470 firearm related deaths in the United States in 2010, the most recent year for which statistics are available. Of those, about 19,000 were suicide and roughly 11,000 were homicides. Two thirds of all gun related deaths; a very significant majority, were suicide. In 2010 there were 38,364 suicides so guns account for […]

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