paranoid state

paranoid state

[′par·ə‚nȯid ¦stāt]
(psychology)
Any of various psychotic disorders in which the patient exhibits persistent delusions, usually of persecution or grandeur.
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"She's barely sleeping or eating as she works herself up into a paranoid state and fears things could potentially spiral if the jury or the judge isn't satisfied with her testimony."
I came of age largely during President Daniel arap Moi's paranoid state, which, throughout its existence, fuelled by his paranoia, constantly preyed on its citizens, suspecting them of subversion and subterfuge.
"He was in a paranoid state leading up to the incident and was seeking a firearm to use against his enemies.
A TEENAGER described as a "normal boy" seemingly sent into a paranoid state by a cannabis habit was told he had to be locked up for carrying a knife.
Sadly, in his paranoid state, Alfie believes Tom is on the phone to the government and becomes convinced that Holly, Cindy and Hilton are in danger - and that he needs to barricade them in for their own safety.
Since coming to power, United States President Donald Trump has become increasingly pre-occupied with Pyongyang's misadventures and has tweeted that time is running out for Kim's regime and hinting at military options, while at the same time cajoling both Beijing and Moscow to exert pressure on the neo-Stalinist totalitarian and paranoid state. Given that North Korea has a huge conventional artillery capability within 30 km of Seoul, any military action is not an option without a dangerous and immediate effect with horrific consequences.
He was last seen by officers on March 12, when they found him in a confused and paranoid state.
"In the not-distant-enough future, Orwell warned, a paranoid state constantly at war and obsessed with terrorism, might exploit new technology to watch its subjects every move.a...
Williams was in a delusional and paranoid state at the time of the killings, Mr Duck added, having become "fixated" on people he believed were creating noises to keep him awake.
So while he's in this paranoid state he should ponder on another of Nietzsche's pearls: "When you look into the abyss, the abyss looks into you..."
Egypt: The Muppets Intelligence Agency With the Abla Fahita investigation, Egypt once again challenges North Korea for the title of most paranoid state on earth.
It creates a lonely existence and a paranoid state," Watts (http://www.express.co.uk/news/showbiz/419488/Princess-Diana-role-was-my-toughest-says-Naomi-Watts) added .