Paranoia

What is paranoia?

Paranoia is a mental condition that involves intense anxious or fearful feelings and thoughts. These feelings and thoughts usually center on perceived threats and conspiracies. For example, a person suffering from paranoia will feel like someone is always out to “get them.” People with paranoia are often delusional, suspicious and have a hard time trusting others.

Symptoms of paranoia

Symptoms of paranoia may include:

  • Irrational mistrust
  • Difficulty with forgiveness
  • Defensive attitude
  • Preoccupation with hidden motives
  • Fear of being deceived or taken advantage of
  • Unable to relax
  • Argumentative

Causes of paranoia

A breakdown of mental and emotional functions causes paranoia. The reasons for the breakdowns vary greatly from person to person.

Treatments

Paranoia is usually treated with medication or behavioral therapy.

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Symptoms and Screenings for Paranoia

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Causes and Preventions for Paranoia

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Education and Resources for Paranoia

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Support groups for Paranoia

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