Do you have these fears within you that you know are irrational, but still make perfect sense? For example, are you constantly suspicious and distrustful of those around you? Or, do you feel that there’s someone out there who is trying to harm you – probably even one of your close friends? Do these delusions get in the way of your living a normal life? If this is the case, you might be suffering from Paranoia, also called Paranoid Personality Disorder. This is mental disorder that is characterized by irrational and excessive fear and anxiety, feelings of persecution, delusions of being harmed, and is a very debilitating personality disorder. Paranoia is something that should not be taken lightly, as, with all other disorders, it needs to be treated before it gets out of hand. The rest of this article discusses how to get rid of Paranoia.
How To Get Rid Of Paranoid Personality Disorder
Consult A Good Therapist
Paranoia could be a symptom of other disorders such as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder or Schizophrenia. Therefore, it is good to visit a therapist in order to confirm whether it is a symptom of any other disorder or, whether you are suffering from paranoia by itself. Do not diagnose yourself. Also, it is not a disgraceful to visit a therapist. Just as the body needs a good doctor, so does the mind.
Antipsychotics and neuropletics are available to treat Paranoia. If required, these will be prescribed by your doctor. These might have side effects such as weight gain, tremors, and dry mouth. These medicines are usually given along with other pills to counter the side effects. In recent times, atypical antipsychotics have been developed, which reduce the side effects of antipsychotics. A word of caution is that never in any case, self-medicate. The results may be the opposite of what you wish it to be.
There are various herbal remedies that have come out right now. Hypnosis is also being recommended. While it doesn’t hurt to try it, it is better to get this done under the supervision of a qualified therapist. This is because some alternative therapies are not always based on scientific evidence, and the effects could be detrimental to your physical as well as emotional health. Therefore, it is best to consult with a licensed, legitimate therapist before trying out anything that is hyped about.
Deal With It
Remember that just as many other mental disorders last for a long time, Paranoia would also last for a long time. There are people who say that that the entire thing can be resolved by “mind-over-matter” methods, the fact still remains that the disease will probably last for a very long time. Be prepared to handle it positively. Don’t give up on treatment. With the right medication and therapy, your symptoms will ease to a large extent, allowing you to live a normal life again.