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How do I cure or at least control my pathalogical paranoia?

idk the exact medical term for that, but I’m pathalogically paranoid, meaning it’s serious enough to get to the clinical level. Since middle school, I was always paranoid about stuff. For no apparent reason or whenever something didn’t turn out exactly as I hoped, I would spend days (sometimes weeks) thinking people are out to get me and have hostile motives behind their every action. I been paranoid that my friends, classmates, and teachers were purposely sabatoging me. At Wal-Mart, I was paranoid that my dept mgr hates me. Sometimes I would spontaneously get suspicious of people and other times, it would be for a "reason."

Now at McD’s, I got paranoid that the new mgr is singling me out to push down. I put on facebook that she lobbied to get my hours cut. As it turned out, my hours are cut only cuz business is slow and has nothing to do with the new mgr who doesn’t even know anyone. I was paranoid that she hates and resents me simply cuz she has friends who don’t like me. It turns out she doesn’t hate me, but if I keep it up, she will. Management was already pissed about what I put online.

When I was in school, being paranoid only cost me my friends and a few days of school due to suspension. Since I was falsely certain that people were out to get me, I’d try to get them b4 they get me by revenging. Then I joined the workforce. Now being paranoid at work will cost me my reputation, respect, hours, and possibly my job. I already doubled the dose of my medication to control paranoia. What other treatment options are available? I’ll have lots of time for it bc I won’t be expecting any more than one day a week for a long time bc of what I did.

Last year, I learned to control my anger. This year, I want control my paranoid outlook so I stop getting into trouble.

Congratulations on learning to control your anger. That’s a huge step! I’d suggest you see a therapist to get some help for your paranoia. I’m not sure why you have developed this problem – if it’s the result of a chemical imbalance in your brain, or if it’s due to some traumatic events from your past. Hopefully a good therapist can help you sort it all out, and offer a plan to begin to overcome paranoid thoughts. Also, it may be necessary for you to visit a psychiatrist in order to be prescribed medication if your problems are due to a mood disorder, or something similar, which responds to medicine. Good luck to you, and I hope you are able to work this out.


3 Comments

  1. Liz :)

    sometimes you can get so paranoid from ganja that its gotcha thinkin the whole world is watchin yaReferences :

  2. LisaC

    Congratulations on learning to control your anger. That’s a huge step! I’d suggest you see a therapist to get some help for your paranoia. I’m not sure why you have developed this problem – if it’s the result of a chemical imbalance in your brain, or if it’s due to some traumatic events from your past. Hopefully a good therapist can help you sort it all out, and offer a plan to begin to overcome paranoid thoughts. Also, it may be necessary for you to visit a psychiatrist in order to be prescribed medication if your problems are due to a mood disorder, or something similar, which responds to medicine. Good luck to you, and I hope you are able to work this out.References : I’m a nurse.

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