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2. What Causes Paranoia?

Paranoia occurs due to a break down of both reasoning and normal understanding of the world. It can also develop as a way of processing denied, projected, or repressed feelings. These feelings often relate to real relationships and events that cause the person experiencing paranoia to isolate herself, amplifying the problem, and making it more difficult to get help. Though paranoia is a symptom of several mental disorders, experts still do not know the reasons paranoia develops.

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