Persecution Complex

Persecutory delusions are a delusional condition in which the affected person believes they are being persecuted. Specifically, they have been defined as containing two central elements: The individual thinks that harm is occurring, or is going to occur. The individual thinks that the perceived persecutor has the intention to cause harm.According to the DSM-IV-TR, persecutory delusions are the most common form of delusions in schizophrenia, where the person believes "he or she is being tormented, followed, tricked, spied on, or ridiculed." In the DSM-IV-TR, persecutory delusions are the main feature of the persecutory type of delusional disorder.
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    … optimistic and credulous, believing she can and will win. And yet entrepreneurs are often both optimistic and credulous. Someone with a persecution complex is both skeptical and pessimistic, believing people have ill intentions and things won’t get better. And yet some hoarders and hermits leave their kin valuable property in their wills. A conspiracy…

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