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The author gives us their stories as well as a number of other lesser-known individuals who illustrate his principles, and are described in short fascinating vignettes. Readers will find the stories compelling and rarely collected in one volume.
One wishes that the author could give a more thorough and lengthy only six pages solution to paranoia and at times, its violent end point. Unfortunately answers are neither simple nor easily predicted in advance.
The author suggests that much paranoia can be treated through psychotherapy, medication, or both together. Usually this happens when treatment is successful for an underlying condition of which paranoia is but one feature such as depression, schizophrenia, PTSD, cocaine, or methamphetamine intoxication.
The criticisms of this book are minimal and stylistic. The chapter sequence is well organized; however within the chapters there is a choppiness of flow which would be smoothed by a sentence or phrase of segue to introduce the next section or vignette. The last chapter explores why paranoia may be increasing as we live in a society that monitors our Internet behavior, phone calls, texts, and even our day-to-day location via drones.
In summary this is a wonderful start to exploring paranoia and will shine a bright light on a condition that has to date remained dark and murky.
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