Psychology/paranoid

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Hello!
I listen to a song called Paranoid Black Sabbath. Does the lyric of this song express what a paranoid man would feel or does it express some other psychological disorders. I am asking this since I want to better understand people's inner feelings.

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Dear Anders,

No, the lyrics of this song do not express what a paranoid man would feel or the sentiments of any other psychological disorder. Paranoia can best be understood by imagining that every one around you is talking about you and is meaning to do you harm. You are paralyzed by fear because there is no one you believe you can trust, perhaps even yourself. This is just a generality, not everyone experiencing paranoia has the same experience.

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Dr. Luna

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I specialize in clinical psychology with particular experience in clinical hypnosis, borderline personality disorder, LGBTQ, and aging. I have not worked with children for several years and would not feel comfortable answering child and adolescent based questions. My interests in adult psychology are fairly diverse, so please, sent me a question and lets see if I can help.

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I have been working in the field of psychology, to some degree, since 1998. Initially, my work was more behaviorally based, but through my educational and training experiences, I have expanded to a more eclectic viewpoint. I have taught introductory psychology and have worked in college counseling. I have also studied hypnosis for several years, completing my dissertation on basic research in hypnosis. Finally, I completed my internship and residency in a transitional treatment program for young adults (18 - 16) with difficulty transitioning from home.

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Doctor of Psychology 2009 Indiana University of Pennsylvania Indiana, Pennsylvania Master of Arts in Psychology 2002 MCP Hahnemann/Drexel University Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Bachelor of Arts in Psychology 1997 Keuka College Keuka Park, New York

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