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  1. Delirium of persecution (persekutor delirium (from Lat. persecutio — persecution); in everyday life, the term “persecution mania” is mistakenly used) is a mental disorder, the sufferer of which is unreasonably convinced that a certain person or group of persons is persecuting him: spies, torments, mocks, plans to cause harm, steal, kill, etc.Neighbors, colleagues, a secret organization, the government, etc. can act as persecutors. The delirium of persecution was first described by E. S. Laseg (1852), then J. — P. Falre (father) (1855), L. Snell (1865).

    Delusions of harassment can cause the patient distrust, isolation, self-isolation, attacks of aggression. Patients, in order to avoid surveillance, change one type of public transport to another, can jump out of it at full speed, leave the car in the subway a second before the doors close, and “cover their tracks expertly”. Wherever a patient with delirium of persecution finds himself, he notices that he is under the close supervision of different people. Often such delirium is accompanied by an affect of anxiety and fear. Patients with this form of delirium do not consider themselves unhealthy and lose the ability to critically perceive themselves. Although there have been cases when alleged patients were right in their suspicions, and they were really persecuted, so the facts presented by them always need to be verified. Those suffering from delirium of persecution often write a lot of complaints to different authorities (see querulancy).

    Patients with delusions of harassment are usually reluctant to tell others about their experiences (including psychiatrists), one of the possible reasons is a general distrust of people and fears about an increase in the number of their imaginary detractors.

    Well, or just these friends are so unpleasant to you (oh, believe me, I understand you) that you are not even afraid, but it is extremely unpleasant to be around them, I don't say anything about conducting dialogues at all.

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