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09 April 2013

Paranoia common after mugging

Excessive mistrust of other people, or paranoia, can last for months after an assault, a new study has found.

People who have been mugged or randomly attacked can remain highly distrustful of others long after the incident, a new study finds.

Four out of five victims said that since the assault, they were more fearful of other people than they wanted to be, according to the study.

The National Crime Prevention Council outlines ways to protect yourself from violent crime.

 
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