Definition of Delusions of persecution
1. Noun. A delusion (common in paranoia) that others are out to get you and frustrate and embarrass you or inflict suffering on you; a complicated conspiracy is frequently imagined.
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1. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1906)
"Word deafness persisted, and later the patient became insane with auditory and visual hallucinations and delusions of persecution. The patient died in the ..."
2. Report. by Henry Phipps Institute (1907)
"Six were cases having delusions of persecution. One of these was a well-developed case of paranoia, and assaulted a visitor to the wards, upon whom his ..."
3. The Feebly Inhibited: Nomadism, Or the Wandering Impulse, with Special by Charles Benedict Davenport (1915)
"Hl-.v had delusions of persecution and attempted suicide; became excited, ... I-2, became unsocial and developed delusions of persecution and fire; ..."
4. A text-book of mental diseases: with special reference to the pathological by William Bevan Lewis (1899)
"... Resemblance to General Paralysis —Coincidence of Grandiose State and Delusions of Persecution—Inconstant Vertical Implication of Cord- Constitutional ..."