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Paranoid (Overview)

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 and psychotic in nature.


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What is being paranoid?

Feeling people are: Talking about you or plotting against you even though they are not. The condition gets worse over time and leads to significant problems in relationships. ...Read more

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Paranoid (Overview)

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 and psychotic in nature.


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Can u become paranoid from weed?

Can u become paranoid from weed?

Most Definitely: Cannabis can cause paranoid delusions as well as hallucinations. Everyone is different & has their own genetic predisposition as well as life stressors. The fact that someone else can smoke marijuana without having problems doesn't mean you won't. A recent study in the uk linked cannabis with the onset of schizophrenia. ...Read more

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Why the paranoid is annoying ?

Why the paranoid is annoying   ?

Paranoid: Please clarify. Is a paranoid person annoying you? Are you paranoid and those symptoms are upsetting to you? ...Read more

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How can I stop being so paranoid?

How can I stop being so paranoid?

Find a good: therapist. It may be difficult to trust him/her but make and act of faith and continue on. Your doc or state psychological association can help w/referral. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Im so paranoid, anyone can help me?

Im so paranoid, anyone can help me?

Baseless: Paranoia is an uncomfortable symptom for which there are many causes. Fortunately, depending on the cause, it often eases with effective treatment. In the case of the paranoia that can be a side effect of smoking marijuana, relief comes with simple abstinence from the drug. When paranoia persists for several days it's a good idea to see your doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Can absinthe make you more paranoid than usual?

Not a big surprise.: Absinthe has a BIG bad reputation which is probably part of its attraction and mystique. If you have a tendency toward paranoia, you might want to steer clear of things that alter your consciousness - any alcohol or recreational drugs. But it may just be a nocebo (opposite of placebo) effect. Take care of yourself and you'll have less cause for concern. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What to do if i feel paranoid and overthinking?

The symptoms you: mention can be very distressing but there are treatments. Please see a mental health professional. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Am I sick or just feeling paranoid if diseases?

See your doctor: This kind of question is best addressed in a face-to-face discussion with a doctor who knows your medical background and can examine you to see if you have a particular condition, or to talk with you about anxiety issues. ...Read more

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I can get really jumpy all of a sudden. Paranoid?

I can get really jumpy all of a sudden. Paranoid?

Jumpy: Jumpy is more like anxiety or hypersensitivity. Are you suspicious of motives of others or have unusual beliefs that others don't share with you?. Are you avoidant & fearful of harm from others inspite of reassurance to the contrary?. Do you have other symptoms of anxiety?. Knowledge of those questions may help clarify the issue. ...Read more

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I don't trust anyone does that mean i'm paranoid?

Not necessarily: I am assuming that your trust in people has been violated many times over the years. People will say you can trust me & then they may violate the trust making us very skeptical. When it comes to sharing sensitive information it would best to be very cautious. You might consider an experiment: share something that is sensitive but not true & ask that this information not be shared with anyone. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: paranoid?

What is the definition or description of: paranoid?

A type of fear: 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 and psychotic in nature. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could stop being so paranoid!?

Present: Most paranoia is misperceiving the present moment as threatening. Reality testing about your current state and the state of things around you now is a way to counter paranoia ...Read more

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Can I be paranoid without having a specific disorder?

Paranoid personality: Extreme paranoid behaviour can occur in schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder, an extreme form of manic depression. However, it is commonly seen alone as a personality trait, called paranoia. ...Read more

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It is common that the paranoid is annoying,why he is ?

Clarify.: I don't understand what you are asking. Please re-ask & provide clarification. ...Read more

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What to do if i continuously feel scared!am i paranoid?

That depends: Do you live in a dangerous neighborhood where the crime rate is high? What are you afraid of? Have you been hurt or traumatized and therefore fearful? If the fears are warranted and based in reality, it is not paranoia. If however, your fears are not based in a dangerous reality, it may be paranoid thinking. Talk 2a clinical psychologist to help you decide. The fact that U R asking is a good sign. ...Read more

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I've dilusional and paranoid is there anything i can do?

Ofcourse there is: You should see a psychiatrist and get treatment. During this process there would be a diagnostic evaluation to be sure that there is not any underlying medical condition that should be treated. A complete history and mental status evaluation will help the doctor to understand the nature of the condition and work out a treatment plan with you. Sometimes the initial treatment is done in the hospital. ...Read more

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Am I just simply paranoid or realistic and in a bad place?

Am I just simply paranoid or realistic and in a bad place?

Impossible to say: There is no way to answer this question without hearing more about you and your situation. Please do consult with a psychiatrist, who can review things with you thoroughly, personally, and in private. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Why am i paranoid when I have nothing to be paranoid about?

Are you?: Paranoia is feeling someone or something is going to do you harm when this is not based in reality. If you are truly overly suspicious it may be one of several conditions. To find out if you truly have one of these conditions, consult your mental health professional. ...Read more

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Why am i so paranoid about everything? What mental issue is this?

Self diagnose = risk: People use terms like paranoid all the time without knowing the criteria for dx. It is risky and most would advise a professional evaluation. In abusive or difficult circumstances, becoming suspicious, guarded and frightened can be understandable even if it is very unpleasant.. Try to find a therapist you can explore this with - if it is an paranoia you can get help, if not you can get help too. ...Read more

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Is there a way to stop being paranoid over every last small thing?

Is there a way to stop being paranoid over every last small thing?

Possibly: But there is no one way that works for everyone. Perhaps it would help to investigate this "paranoid" you're describing, to flesh it out a little more? Best option might be to seek out a therapist, and discuss your experiences in full and in private. Then some appropriate suggestions can be made, and you can find your way. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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