Paranoia Publication date : September 1, 2002
To a greater or lesser extent, we all know that we are paranoid; and our paranoia may take major or minor forms. Who has not imagined becoming master of the universe? Who has not fantasised a thousand tortures for real or imagined enemies? Who has not been driven by jealousy or passion to interpret information, refused to see a lovers faults and become overprotective? (...) It depends on very little whether these fears remain under control and produce positive results or lead to murders, dramatic situations, or dictatorships. It is these minor incidents that I have tried to track down, describe and understand. Claude Olievenstein
Claude Olievenstein is the founder of the Centre Médical Marmottan in Paris, and a world renowned specialist in the treatment of substance abuse. He is the author of many works, including Le Non-dit des émotions; La Drogue, 30 ans après ; and Naissance de la vieillesse (all three published by Editions Odile Jacob).