Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

2018 Edition
| Editors: Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, John DeLuca, Bruce Caplan

Paranoid Psychosis

  • Paul NewmanEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_2082




Paranoid psychosis is a type of psychosis in which the psychotic symptoms (delusions and hallucinations) are mostly organized around the coherent theme of persecution or grandiosity. It is often associated with psychiatric conditions such as schizophrenia. However, having acquired brain dysfunction (whether from TBI, dementia, or other causes) also increases the likelihood of developing a psychotic episode including paranoid psychosis.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Medical Psychology and NeuropsychologyDrake CenterCincinnatiUSA