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See a therapist: "Paranoia" is a specific symptom, usually associated with psychotic disorders. The term is often used in common conversation to refer to all kinds of fears, anxieties, suspiciousness, etc. If it is bothering you it could be worth at least consulting with a therapist to put your mind at ease and get a better handle on exactly where these feelings are coming from. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Paranoia pervasive: You distrust & are ssupiciousness of others. You interpret others motives as malevolent beginning in early adulthood. 4 of folllowing present: you suspect that others are exploiting, harming or deceiving you. You do not trust loyalty or trustworthiness of friends /associates. Persistenltly bear grudges. Recurrent suspicion without justification of fidelity of others, sexual partner/spouse. ...Read more
Talk to family.: The best source of information is usually family. Seek help from your support system and discuss with them your concerns. Family members or people that live with you and know you well can provide crucial information. Utilize these resources. If help is needed for treatment, make an appointment with psychiatrist who can help treat your symptoms. ...Read more
Paranoia: Paranoia makes you feel suspicious of others or their motives; you also might be more secretive about your own activities. You might think others are hiding things from you, or telling lies when they've really given no indication that they're untrustworthy. I'd suggest checking things out with your physician, because several types of problems can cause this -- and help is certainly available. ...Read more
We cannot: Better to see a psychiatrist.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yep: Of course. Treatment, however, would not hurt ! ). ...Read more
Anxiety: Social "paranoia" can be from different causes (fear of negative judgement by others, past traumatic experience, and other brain illnesses that make people think people are out to harm them). The type of treatment will depend on the cause of your experience. Seek treatment. If you are unable to leave your home for treatment, you may contact me directly through healthtap. ...Read more
I've been experiencing intense paranoia for the past 6 months. Afraid facebook will tap into my new pc?
Happening elsewhere?: While your fears about facebook and privacy aren't totally unfounded, i would say if you're experiencing anxiety and/or paranoia in other aspects of your life - say, at work, with family or friends, at school. I would definitely make a visit with your primary care doctor and let them know what you've been feeling. ...Read more
I've quelled my paranoia to a certain extent. Still get a little paranoid here and there. Is there a way to treat that without more drugs?
Mindfulness: Many use the term paranoia for what health professionals call projection. However if you are able to recognize when you're projecting or being paranoid, that's commendable. Being mindful of this tendency gives you control that should improve over time. There are degrees of paranoia, and psychotic paranoia can be treated with certain medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I think i may have mild paranoia and unsure what to do? I'm constantly anxious/worried that people i know are lying to me about everyday things
Consult your doctor: It sounds like you are experiencing a heightened level of anxiety . It is not unusual to experience extreme distrust and vulnerability when in the midst of such a state. Recommend seeing your doctor for a complete evaluation and recommendations. Referral to a mental health specialist in addition to treatment of any other underlying medical conditions may be of great benefit. Hope this is helpful. ...Read more
Is the thought: "that people are going to do their best to damage my life, when I am down" (Causing the feeling of vulnerable) a symptom of paranoia?
It could be: paranoia but could also be fallout from abuse growing up. If someone has been abused they have difficulty trusting anyone and expect to be hurt. Paranoia is usually not connected to actual negative experiences. To be sure, it makes spence to meet with a psychiatrist or psychologist to assess whether this is paranoia or reaction to sbusive past. ...Read more
Psychiatric eval.: Anxiety symptoms can include but are not limited to: feeling nervous or irritable, muscle tension (especially in neck, shoulders ; back), poor quality or minimal sleep, lack of concentration ; easy fatiguability. Lump in throat or butterfly in stomach sensation can occur. Paranoia is suspicious and marked distrust of other people. ...Read more
Although massages: may help relax you, they are not enough to overcome panic attacks and paranoia. I would encourage you to seek professional help. Contact a psychiatrist for a medication evaluation for paranoia and consider working with a psychologist as well to work on the panic symptoms. ...Read more
Please seek: Immediate psychiatric assistance. Take care.Get a more detailed answer ›