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This chapter informs readers what has been researched about the study. It includes all the references, statements, subjects, and fields that have been gathered to help and support the study. One cannot escape the fact that all of us have a certain fear in us, a sort of doubt. In all things we do or see, we always make sure that it is certain, it is working properly or it is real, but, what about those things that we are not certain of? We knew already that we locked the door, but why do we always check it a dozen times? We knew that we turned the stove off, but why do we check it out several times? We heard a thumping noise on our roof and knew that it was just a cat, but why do we assume that it might be a person, a burglar or a killer? We saw a blurry, white figure pass by, why do we instantly assume that it is a ghost or a spirit rather than thinking of other possible explanations such as a bed sheet blown by the wing, or a fast animal run by? These are only some instances that show our doubt to our senses. We already know what have happened and then we imbed in to our minds that it must have been a mistake or maybe what we saw was wrong. It is only natural for people to feel a little doubt about what their senses perceived, but some people have taken it to the next level, even to the point that they have no more trust in their senses. These are the main symptoms of people having paranoia. Paranoia is a thought process believed to be heavily influenced by anxiety or fear, often to the point of irrationality and delusion. Paranoid thinking typically includes persecutory beliefs, or beliefs of conspiracy concerning a perceived threat towards oneself. False accusations and the distrust of others also frequently accompany paranoia. Historically, this characterization was used to describe any delusional state. In modern colloquial use, the term "paranoia" is sometimes misused to describe a phobia. The general lack of blame...
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