David J. LaPorte, PhD, is a professor of psychology and director of clinical training in the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He is the author or coauthor of seven book chapters and more than twenty professional articles, has testified in court as an expert witness on many occasions, and has done dozens of media interviews on syndicated radio. His research has been the subject of articles appearing in major magazines including Glamour, Jump, and Allure as well as Today.com.
Fascinating and ground-breaking. . . . The extremely well-researched, well-organized, and well-written Paranoid is worthy of a platform for a broader, more meaningful discussion of the causes and consequences of paranoia. --Foreword Reviews A lively good read. It ranges from the suspicious feelings we all experience to the paranoid symptoms associated with street drugs and dementia to the severe forms of paranoid schizophrenia, which often culminate in tragedy. The author illustrates his points with numerous vignettes, which are entertaining as well as edifying. You never know when paranoia will show its face. --E. Fuller Torrey, MD, author of American Psychosis: How the Federal Government Destroyed the Mental Illness Treatment System