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paranoid personality disorder refers to Cluster A (odd or eccentric) personality disorder involving pervasive distrust and suspiciousness of others such that their motives are interpreted as malevolent.
Paranoid psychosis refers to a delusional disorder centered especially on delusions of persecution.

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

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