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Doctor insights on: Intermittent Paranoia

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Can Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) cause sudden intermittent paranoia?

Can Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) cause sudden intermittent paranoia?

Yes : Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) has a long list of side effects, which need to be monitored regularly. The dose can be adjusted as needed or a different medication can be treatment with a stmulant is deemed necessary. ...Read more

Paranoid (Definition)

Someone who fears others mean to harm him/her in some way. They may believe or think others are spying on them or plotting to kill them. When the fear is totally irrational and without basis it may be delusional ...Read more


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How can I treat paranoia?

How can I treat paranoia?

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 more

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Why people think that I have paranoia?

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

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How could i tell if I have paranoia problems?

How could i tell if I have paranoia problems?

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

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What are the symptoms of paranoia and what should I do?

What are the symptoms of paranoia and what should I do?

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

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What to do if I have health paranoia anyone else have this?

Hypochondriasis: Seeing a therapist may alleviate some of your health concerns. Take time to discuss your thoughts about your health and what you think may be symptoms. With time and understanding and education, you will be less anxious about your health. ...Read more

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How can I get help with my paranoia and people pleasing personality?

Counseling: Generally this kind of problem responds well to short term cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt). The goal of therapy is to identify the automatic thoughts (for example "no one really likes me") and replace them with more realistic ones. Ask your doctor for a referral. ...Read more

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What can I do if my social paranoia is ruining my life, i'm afraid of other men, help!?

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

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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

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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 more

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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

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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

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How to know if I have paranoia or anxiety?

How to know if I have paranoia or anxiety?

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

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Is it possible that I have paranoia or anxiety?

Is it possible that I have paranoia or anxiety?

Yes: Yes it is possible. If there is cause for concern see a mental health professional who can help in appropriate treatment and diagnosis. There is help available. ...Read more

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What can I do to get over my debilitating paranoia?

See a pro: Seeing a psychiatrist to find out what is going on may be beneficial. There are medications which can help with the feelings of paranoia. Depending also on the context and severity of paranoia, seeing a therapist or counselor can also be beneficial. ...Read more

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I panic and suffer from paranoia. Will massages help?

I panic and suffer from paranoia. Will massages help?

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

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