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Ocd Paranoia Symptoms
OCD/Paranoid: Ocd is an anxiety disorder characterized by unreasonable thoughts and fears (obsessions) that lead to repetitive behaviors (compulsions). Paranoid personality disorder involves a chronic, pervasive pattern of behaviors including distrust and suspicion, belief they are being deceived or exploited by others, emotionally guarded, angry, looking for hidden meanings or slights in conversations.
Escitalopram: Escitalopram is a Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI). It affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with depression or anxiety. Escitalopram is used to treat Major depressive disorder and Anxiety. It is not a medication to treat Paranoia or specific medication for OCD. See Psychiatrist for establishing your Diagnosis, then discuss Medications and Therapy
You question: Is not clear. Please rephrase and explain why you are asking about these multiple mental illnesses.
Psychotic: Paranoia may make you distort reality in a delusional (fixed false belief) or psychotic kind of way. Depression may or may not be psychotic depending on severity and type of accompanying symptoms. Some depressed people, for instance, may think they're already dead. Obviously this is a delusion since they're alive telling you they feel this way. Anxiety/ocd can be severe but not usually psychotic.
I have even diagnosied with: OCD, DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, AND PARANOIA. What's the best kind of medicine to take care of these things?
Best meds: There are several classes of medications that can be used alone or in combination. Typically these are SSR-I's, anxiolitics like benzodiazopines, and anti-psychotics. Many medications are used across disorders. For instance an anti-depressant may be used to treat social anxiety or obsessional illness. Be careful and be sure you are informed when taking any of these meds as all have side effects.See 2 more doctor answers
I take sertraline for anxiety OCD and paranoia is there any other meds that could help been taking these for years but they don't seem to work anymore?
I have OCD and it causes paranoia under several circumstances. Hearing loss, bone growth, death, I am extremely over paranoid. What can I do to make myself less paranoid?
Mental health: You need to have a psychiatric evaluation because of your symptoms. In the hands of a good psychiatrist this condition can be properly evaluated and treated.See 1 more doctor answer
Have lot of fear of catching diseases like listeriosis, toxoplasmosis, herpes etc. In pregnancy. Is it paranoia, OCD? Can it affect my baby? What to do?
I believe I am going crazy I also believe I have OCD I see things that I don't want to see I paranoid all the time because I feel a presence near me also when someone moves things in my house its makes me very very angry and I can pinpoint every single th
I: I hope you are seeking help for these problems before they become more worse. People with significant paranoia incidentally have a hard time seeking help or wanting to change but there have been many who do on their own or assisted by trusted others. Changing one's thoughts, and behaviors is a difficult thing to do but often helpful in the long run. Good luck.See 1 more doctor answer
Anxiety v. psychosis: Ocd has two major components: intrusive and inappropriate thoughts (not worries about real-life problems), and repetitive behaviors aimed at preventing or reducing distress. With ocd, people recognize that the thoughts are creations of their own anxious minds. With paranoid delusions, people have fixed beliefs that they believe are actually true in the real world--even though they are false.See 1 more doctor answer
Very different: Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and often disabling brain disorder with psychotic symptoms like hallucinations, delusions, and thought disorder. Depending on treatment, people may or may not be able to hold jobs or relate well to others. Ocd is an anxiety disorder, and is not psychotic. It's characterized by obsessive thoughts and compulsive, ritualized behaviors. Both can be treated.See 1 more doctor answer
What type of help a very OCD and paranoid pregnant woman can get? I'm even scared about the unlabeled muffin I bought at at the store due to listeria
Check into: Cognitive behavioral therapy. It can be quite beneficial.
I always get paranoid that the rain water contains sewage/toilet water and get ocd when rain water touches me, people or my clothes/things? Please help clarify and remove my ocd about this. Thanks
OCD symptoms: Although SSRIs can be very helpful for many people with OCD symptoms, I also recommend seeing an experienced therapist. Many symptoms such as these may have their start from some disturbing event (s) and can be resolved with effective trauma therapy such as EMDR.See 3 more doctor answers
My 17 yo daughter was diagnosed big polar 2, 2 years ago. Over time she developed paranoia and other symptoms. Is this normal?
Sort of...: Being bipolar involves periods of depression and periods of mania. There can be all manner of strange behavior or reactions, and paranoia, unfortunately, makes sense. It's not normal clearly, and i'd contact her psychiatrist immediately to make sure they don't want to see you right away. Such a change may also confirm the diagnosis, or suggest something else. Please check into this asap.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.
Needs a professional: There spectrum between suspicious and paranoid, between doubting, skepticism, and pessimism and downright loss of touch with reality. No one, not even a psychiatrist, can self-diagnose paranoid delusions. That being said, some symptoms include feelings of being spied upon, tracked, or followed, and feeling like people "have it out for you" or are "out to get you" to an unjustifiable degree.
Yes: You can develop symptoms of pregnancy for a wide range of reasons even though you are not pregnant. A counselor can help you sort out the feelings that are being converted into pregnancy symptoms/.
HPT: Dear ibex, if you are concerned about being pregnant, the best thing you can do is to reassure yourself one way or another with a home pregnancy test. This can be done as soon as you have actually missed your period. If you are having issues related to paranoia it may be beneficial to seek the assistance of a therapist (unless you are just referring to feeling paranoid about getting pregnant).See 1 more doctor answer