PARANOIA

 

Description

Paranoia is a thought process that causes you to have an irrational suspicion or mistrust of others

Symptoms

  • a constant stress or anxiety related to beliefs they have about others
  • mistrust of others
  • feeling disbelieved or misunderstood
  • feeling victimized when there isn’t a threat
  • isolation

Cause

  • personality disorders
  • schizophrenia
  • drug use or abuse
  • genetics
  • stress

Diagnostic Tests

  • medical history

Treatment

  • Psychotherapy
  • accept their vulnerability
  • increase their self-esteem
  • develop trust in others
  • learn to express and handle their emotions in a positive manner
  • medication