Hip Hop UNRAPPED-the mental health spin

“Mind Playing Tricks on Me” by Geto Boys–Hip Hop UNRAPPED-the mental health spin

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Mind Playing Tricks on Me

“Every twenty seconds got me peepin out my window
Investigatin’ the joint for traps
Checkin’ my telephone for taps
I’m starin’ at the woman on the corner
It’s fucked up when your mind is playin’ tricks on ya”
The lyrics from “Mind Playing Tricks on Me” by Geto Boys speaks to an experience in mental health called Paranoia. 

What is Paranoia?

According to Mental Health America, “paranoia involves intense anxious or fearful feelings and thoughts often related to persecution, threat, or conspiracy. Paranoia occurs in many mental disorders, but is most often present in psychotic disorders. Paranoia can become delusions, when irrational thoughts and beliefs become so fixed that nothing (including contrary evidence) can convince a person that what they think or feel is not true. When a person has paranoia or delusions, but no other symptoms (like hearing or seeing things that aren’t there), they might have what is called a delusional disorder.  Because only thoughts are impacted, a person with delusional disorder can usually work and function in everyday life, however, their lives may be limited and isolated.”  (if you would like to see where this excerpt comes from, click here )

Mind Playing Tricks on Me =’s Paranoia


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