Have you ever felt as though someone is following you? People often refer to that feeling as “paranoia”, but imagine that living in a constant state of that sensation. People who suffer from paranoia are not only suspicious towards random people, but towards most people in their lives. In turn, they are often isolated and struggle to feel at ease.
What is Paranoia?
Paranoia is associated with many mental health conditions, but particularly with psychotic disorders. People suffering from paranoia are irrationally suspicious of others. They often convince themselves of something being true and are relentless regardless of what evidence is presented against their claim. As a result, paranoid people are unable to form close relationships with others and typically lead somewhat dysfunctional lives. Mental health conditions, such as Depression or Anxiety, also often heighten paranoia. When a person’s mood is affected by a disorder, they are more likely to become paranoid.
What are the symptoms of Paranoia?
– Mistrust and suspicion of others
– Witholding personal information
– Sensitive to criticism
– Distant in relationships
What are the causes of Paranoia?
– Genetics — correlation with Schizophrenia
– Substance abuse
– Childhood trauma
– Depression or Anxiety
How can therapy help?
Many people who suffer from paranoia are resistant to therapy because they believe that their thoughts and behaviours are completely normal and warranted. If a paranoid person is open to therapy, they are likely to see an immense improvement in many aspects of life, such as in healthy relationships and a positive experience with work. As seen, it is possible to be able to trust others and to live without paranoia and therefore, it is worth it to look into therapy.
Types of therapy offered for Paranoia at The Blue Tree Clinic?
– Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
How can The Blue Tree Clinic help you?
The Blue Tree Clinic’s therapists are focused on building trusting relationships with patients, which is particularly important for those who suffer from paranoia. Due to the fact that paranoia involves mistrust towards others, it can be very difficult to foster this type of relationship. Our therapists are determined to make you feel comfortable and we assure you that confidentiality is one of our top priorities. At The Blue Tree Clinic, we have seen patients recover and reconnect after suffering from paranoia, so it is important to seek help if you feel that are affected by this disorder.
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