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Doctor insights on: Occasional Paranoia

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Sporadic migraine minor speech+cognitive impairment minor hallucinations like confusion of surroundings, mild paranoia mood swings occasional lethargy?

Sporadic migraine minor speech+cognitive impairment minor hallucinations like confusion of surroundings, mild paranoia mood swings occasional lethargy?

Complex migraine: Migraine auras not only can cause visual issues but also numbness, tingling, and difficulty with speech. The cognitive issues can be entitled "dysphrenia hemicrania transitoria". All may be best treated by a preventative agent. ...Read more

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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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What is paranoia?

What is  paranoia?

Paranoia: Paranoia is the experience of extreme suspiciousness of others & their motives -- often feeling that they are out to get you, or otherwise mean you harm. Frank misreading of the others' meanings and intentions can lead to great fear. It may be outer projection of one's own anger. It can appear in many conditions, such as certain personality and delusional disorders, and other psychoses too. ...Read more

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What causes paranoia?

What causes paranoia?

Paranoia: The cause of paranoia can be due psychiatric illness, medical factors, or even high levels of stress. As such, to determine an exact cause seek medical advice and go from there. ...Read more

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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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How to get treated for paranoia?

How to get treated for paranoia?

See a psychiatrist: Make an appointment with a psychiatrist or ask your family medicine doctor to refer you to a psychiatrist. The treatment will be tailored to your unique symptoms of paranoia and to the cause of it (there are several possibilities). It should get significantly better with treatment. ...Read more

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What can someone do about paranoia?

Check out feelings: Paranoid feelings can range from common concerns such as feeling a friend doesn't like you, to,severe distortions in thinking. For example, instead of a friend not liking you, you may think that people you know are plotting against you. It is easy to support these beliefs in your own mind, forgetting that the entire premise is wrong. Checking your thoughts out can bring relief. Therapy helps. ...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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What medication is there for paranoia?

Depends: If the paranoia is the result of depression then an antidepressant. If it is the result of a psychosis then antipsychotic medications. Psychotherapy in combination with medication appears to be the best treatment. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of paranoia disorder?

FEAR: Paranoia is an irrational or delusional perception "fear" of the feelings and intentions of others. Someone who is paranoid misinterprets every thing around them to come to the conclusion that someone or something is going to harm them in some way. ...Read more

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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

Dr. Lily Bhattacharya
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Paranoia (Definition)

Paranoia is a symptom in which the individual's thought process is pervaded by ...Read more