Paranoia vs Euphoria - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between paranoia and euphoria

is that paranoia is a psychotic disorder characterized by delusions of persecution while euphoria is an excited state of joy, a good feeling, a state of intense happiness.

paranoia

English

Alternative forms

* (qualifier)

Noun

(wikipedia paranoia) (en noun)
  • A psychotic disorder characterized by delusions of persecution.
  • Extreme, irrational distrust of others.
  • Derived terms

    * paranoiac * paranoic * paranoically * paranoid * paranoid schizophrenia

    References

    * “ ?Paranoia, paranœa]” listed on page 460 of volume VII (O, P) of '' [1st ed., 1909]
    ???Paranoia''' ( mind.]?Mental derangement; ''spec.'' chronic mental unsoundness characterized by delusions or hallucinations, esp. of grandeur, persecution, etc.?[¶; 4 quots.: 1857, 1891, 1892, 1899; ¶]?Hence '''Paranoi·ac, -œ·ac,''' a. ''adj.'' afflicted with paranoia; b. ''sb.''; also '''Parano·ic, -nœ·ic ''a.
    ?[¶; 3 quots.: 1857, 1892, 1899 ----

    euphoria

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An excited state of joy, a good feeling, a state of intense happiness.
  • Antonyms

    * dysphoria * bad trip

    Derived terms

    * euphoriant * euphoric * euphorically * euphorigenic