Difference between paranoia & phobia?

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4 years ago#1
Paranoia: believe that what they're thinking is true?

Phobia: believe that what they're thinking is irrational?

or is it the other way around?
4 years ago#2
Paranoia is a condition where people are filled with fear at mentally-induced triggers.

Phobias are conditions where people associate great fear with specific triggers, which may or may not be rational.

The difference is that paranoia can be triggered without the actual object of fear even existing at all. Phobias require the trigger to be present.

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