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Paranoid schizophrenia is a syndrome marked by delusions and hallucinations that involve themes of persecution and grandiosity. It is Schizophrenia marked by a preoccupation with delusions or by frequent auditory hallucinations related to a single theme, especially grandeur or persecution; characterized by a preoccupation with one or more delusions or frequent auditory hallucinations It is a type of schizophrenia dominated by delusions of persecution, along with delusions of grandeur.
paranoid type of schizophrenia refers to the type of Schizophrenia in which symptoms primarily involve delusions and hallucinations , but the speech and motor and emotional behavior are relatively intact.

paraphilia refers to sexual disorder or deviation in which sexual arousal occurs almost exclusively in the context of inappropriate objects or individuals.
Paraphrasing means repeating back to the client, in condensed form, what you heard the client say. It is an important skill prior to being Empathic and a foundational skill.
Paraplegia refers to paralysis of the legs and lower part of the body, affecting both sensation and motor response.

Parapraxes is defined as relatively minor errors in everyday living, as in losing and forgetting things, slips of the tongue, mistakes in writing, and small accidents. Freud believed that such errors are usually unconsciously motivated. Please see Parapraxis
Parapraxis means a slip of the tongue or pen that reveals the unconscious mind. Parapraxis is a fancy word for the Freudian slip which is derived from Greek words "para" which means beside, beyond and "praxis" which means act
Paraprofessional refers to an individual who works in a near-professional capacity under the supervision of a more highly trained person. Paraprofessionals, examples are crisis hotline workers moreover are persons with no formal clinical training, but who have been trained to assist professional mental health workers. The use of Paraprofessionals has been growing in community psychology and in the mental health field as a whole, and the results of meta-analyses suggest that Paraprofessionals may be as effective or in some cases even more effective than professionals. They are individuals without advanced education in psychology who have been trained to assist professional mental health workers.

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