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A 47-year-old member asked:

Help docs! my mom has been having paranoid delusions?

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 35 years experience
Get her evaluated: By a psychiatrist. She may need hospitalization and/ or medication.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Paranoid delusions: If this is true about your mother, she needs to see her physician or psychiatrist for urgent evaluation. Other things besides psychotic illness can cause paranoid delusions, including medications or recreational drugs/alcohol; delirium due to other medical problems like infection, out-of-control diabetes, strokes or tia's, etc. If she refuses evaluation, ask her doctor about involuntary process.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

How can you help someone with paranoid delusions?

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 35 years experience
Make sure they get: psychiatric help and medication. Paranoia tends to get worse without treatment and they may see you as a threat as well without treatment.

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