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Paranoid Delusions of Persecution:

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  • Posted By: KME211112
  • February 15, 2011
  • 11:05 PM

I just started a new blog on this site to reach out to anyone who has, or knows someone who suffers from Paranoid Delusions of Persecution. I can not get my loved one to seek professional help, and his paranoia that our entire community is following him day and night is getting worse. I fear that his belief that he is being followed and monitored, to either "catch" him doing something "wrong", and thus put him in jail, or succeed in driving him out of the area, will result in tragedy as his frustration with this false belief is causing him to act out in inappropriate ways. To him, the thought that hundreds of people, city and county offices, citizens' organizations and even occasionally "The Feds", are spending so much time and resourses just to track him is very real. His explanations are very detailed and organized, yet groundless. He is 45 years old, and these symptoms started about 5 years ago. He occasionally admits to "hearing" a voice, or voices, but then denies hearing anything unusual at others. He refuses to contemplate that he has anything remotely close to a psychological problem, and therefore, will not seek professional assistance. I would really appreciate any feedback, other peoples' experiences with this sort of disorder, or ideas that could help him. Thank you so much for taking the time to read this!

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