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Doctors say paranoia may be increasing due to pandemic

Posted at 8:04 AM, Feb 24, 2021

The pandemic may be making people more paranoid.

Doctors say the anxiety, uncertainty and stress brought on by the COVID-19 crisis are all things that can lead to more paranoia.

Dr. Brandy Lee, a forensic psychiatrist in New York City, told CNN a large number of Americans are avoiding reality and have become paranoid.

Symptoms can exist whether another mental illness is present.

If you're experiencing serious bouts of paranoia doctors suggest seeking medical help.