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Deeply rooted feelings of unjust persecution.
Deeply rooted feelings of unjust persecution.
Potentially: If you have family history of thought disorders, such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, or bipolar i disorder with psychotic features, you are at a higher risk than the general population to develop psychosis after smoking marijuana, which may not resolve when you stop smoking. Be careful please. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Well...: Significant paranoia is found in paranoid personality disorder. Hallucinations may occur in a person with schizotypal personality disorder. When a person with a borderline personality disorder becomes really stressed they may start getting a little paranoid. Although hallucinations could occur when decompensated it is not usually a hallmark for this type of personality disorder. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Yes: Paranoia--the expectation of trickery or harm, comes in a range of severities, from the hypervigilance and being "on guard" that one experiences after being traumatized, to the severely paranoid and delusional that one sees in paranoid schizophrenia, delusional disorder, or sometimes in bipolar disorder. Severe paranoia is always a symptom of a serious psychiatric condition. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
I have visual hallucinations, persecutory delusions, paranoia, anxiety, mood swings and constant anger! what should I do?
Generally, no: Anxiety disorders are very different from schizophrenia, but people with schizophrenia may experience anxiety as well. Theirs is more psychotic (loss of contact w/external reality) and often paranoid in nature. Antipsychotic medications can help with that. Generalized anxiety d/o, panic d/o, phobias do not lose contact w/reality like schizophrenia does. Anxiety does not "become" schizophrenia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Paranoia ranges from mild to severe. Severe paranoia can be very disabling. I treated a patient who nailed windows shut & locked himself in his home for weeks. He needed medication & long term therapy. While some paranoia (or perhaps the word anxiety would be better) is unavoidable in these uncertain times, the issue is whether it substantially interferes w/ your ability to function. ...Read more
Illusions are simple: perceptual distortions, seeing things that aren't there because of low lighting, atmospheric distortion, etc. Once light is shined on the cause, the illusion disappears. Delusions are fixed patterns of thought that do not respond to reality. Hallucinations are psychotic manifestations that have little to do with reality. The latter two are usually brought on by drugs or mental illness. ...Read more
See doctor: Brain development in teenagers can make them prone towards paranoia as well as a host of other emotions. It is worth talking to the doctor to determine if the best course of treatment for the paranoia. In some cases a doctor may refer to a psychiatrist or psychotherapist to help address the problem. Substance use may be a cause, other organic causes should be ruled out. Severity determines tx. ...Read moreSee 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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, treatment helps: Yes, there are effective treatments for psychotic depression. For the most effective help, work with a psychiatrist who can fully evaluate all your symptoms and prescribe the best medications. Also psychotherapy is an essential part of treatment for depression as well. ...Read more
I have paranoia right now, how can I cure this? Its making me lose my appetite, giving me lack of sleep. Being not happy, weak in the knee's.
See a psychiatrist: Meds ; therapy but u r ahead of the game knowing you are paranoid--you r probably hyper-vigilant reading things into situations etc--a general rule--if things seem complex they r probably coming out of your head because life ; people are simple ; not preoccupied with you! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer