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I wonder
      08/10/12 11:23 PM

I get the distinct impression that the news plays a major role in the influx of people worried about HIV. I read the news daily and have seen a pattern over the last 2 years.

Whenever there are a lot of major news stories about HIV whether it be someone arrested for it, a dr doing something wrong, or a major report of numbers, these boards become much more busy with worried wells.

I believe that's this is because of mental health problems with some form of paranoia disorder.
Symptoms of paranoia and paranoid disorders include intense and irrational mistrust or suspicion, which can bring on sense of rage, hatred, and betrayal. Some people suffering from paranoid personality may have a high capacity to annoy or enrage others because of rigid and maladaptive behavior. Some identifiable beliefs and actions of paranoid-related disorders include mistrust, taking offense easily, difficulty with forgiveness, defensive attitude in response to imagined criticism, preoccupation with hidden motives, fear of being deceived or taken advantage of, inability to relax, argumentative, abrupt, stubborn, self-righteous, and perfectionistic.

Sounds like that sums up majority of the worried wells here.

Just figured I would share that observation.

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