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Paranoia is a mental illness characterized by constant stress, mistrust of others, and isolation. People suffering from this illness are called paranoid. Psychotherapy can be highly beneficial for people suffering from paranoia.

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What should I do to alleviate my paranoia?

Query: Hello doctor, If my wife sleeps before me, I get paranoid and then cannot sleep till morning. I am generally paranoid when I am alone or in dark, otherwise. everything is normal with me. When I was a kid around 6 years old, I was attacked by a relative who was supposed to be possessed by a ghost. I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The best option is to consult a psychiatrist or clinical psychologist in-person, for a detailed evaluation. CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) can then be used for treatment. Practice relaxation techniques like breathing exercises daily. PMR (progressive muscle relaxat...  Read Full »

My husband is paranoid and thinks that everyone is staring at him. Is he suffering from a mental illness?

Query: Hello doctor, I think my husband is paranoid and delusional. He has issues with people; he says they're staring at him. This has happened at all the jobs he's had. He blames other family members for things that they have not done. Is he suffering from a mental illness? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. K. V. Anand

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query. It is almost clear that your husband does have paranoid thoughts and some delusions. There are continuous typical behavior patterns that signify that your husband has paranoid problems. Paranoid personality disorder (PPD) is a mental dis...  Read Full »

My husband has side effects from his medicines. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am worried about my husband as he may be harming himself. Due to an abdominal mass, doctors prescribed some pain medications on top of his Prozac for pain. Over six months, the mass shrunk, and he is back to work and still taking all of these medications: Buspar 15 mg, one tablet thre...  Read Full »

Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Hassan Shoukat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If he does not need pain medications, he should get rid of these, especially the tablet Hydrocodone (Codeine). Also, he is taking too many antidepressants that can not only risk his driving skills and also puts him at high risk of serotonin syndrome. Tablet Prozac (F...  Read Full »

I am an 18-year-old and having paranoid delusions. What could be the cause?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 17 years old. Since last summer, I have noticed that I become paranoid whenever I am home alone. It sometimes gets to the point where I cannot comfortably finish a task within a time limit because I am constantly checking around me. Sometimes I feel as if someone is watching. Some...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnui

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I have read the information you provided and can say that the symptoms are not related to any psychotic episode. You have complete insight into signs, and you function better when someone is at home or when others are awake at night. These...  Read Full »

I have anxiety attacks despite taking medications. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from manic bipolar disorder for the past 11 years. The last time I was admitted was seven months ago because of an episode. Ever since then, I am facing new symptoms such as panic attacks or anxiety attacks where I cannot look anyone in their eyes and even lights freak m...  Read Full »

Dr. Punya Mulky

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. If you have been suffering from bipolar disorder for the past 11 years, then there is a chance that the current symptoms may be a depressive episode. Are there any other symptoms you experience? If it is only the fearfulness that is troubli...  Read Full »

My paranoid boyfriend is suspicious of everyone and is always anxious. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,My boyfriend has some kind of mental disorder. He always thinks that I am doing things to trick him and that my intentions are not good. Recently when I asked him to make me some food while we were watching a video he thought that I did it purposefully as he was watching the video happi...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Patidar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. Your boyfriend may have some psychiatric issues. But we need a detailed interview of him to establish the diagnosis. His behavior could be the result of any underlying anxiety, depression, personality issues, or s...  Read Full »

My boyfriend gets paranoid, thinking I may cheat on him. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have completed my MBA and currently searching for a job. I am in a relationship for nearly eight years. At one point we were even living together . My mom does not approve the relationship and wants me to get married to a groom inside our caste. My father is no more. My boyfriend is par...  Read Full »

Dr. K. V. Anand

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your emotions. I can say that you are in utter confusion. I can perfectly understand your situation. In the given complex situation, taking a decision may be difficult for you. It is good that you approached professionals. Living with a paranoid person ...  Read Full »

Can you answer the questions on endocrinology for research purposes?

Query: Hello doctor, I am doing research on diagnosis and treatment of mental illnesses. I have already interviewed couple of psychiatrists and now would like to focus on asking some questions to endocrinologists. My questions are: 1) “In thyroid disorders mainly in hyperthyroidism a paranoid syn...  Read Full »

Dr. Amit Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 1) Yes, paranoid syndrome is frequently seen in association with patients having hyperthyroidism, reason being distractive over activity, anxiety, emotional instability, exaggerated insensitivity to noise, fluctuating depression and other unexplained medical symptoms. ...  Read Full »

I am not sleeping at night due to fear of getting blind. Please suggest solution.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a very paranoid person. The smallest thing that happens to me ends up searching it up on the internet and stressing over it. One of my main problems is freaking out about going to sleep and waking up worse. For example, yesterday I got an eyelash in my eye and it was so close to ...  Read Full »

Dr. Subedi Bibek

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Try sleep hygiene. Avoid excessive caffeine intake, do not sleep at day time. Maintain a regular schedule for sleeping and waking time. Do not use mobile phone or watch TV when you are in bed. Go to bed when you fall asleep. If you do not feel sleepy in the bed wake up ...  Read Full »

I think I have paranoia. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, Everyone gets those little paranoid thoughts but mine have gotten a lot worse and a lot more frequent over the past four months. I constantly feel like people I know are talking about me or someone is trying to kill me/hurt me. I also get other weird thoughts like, what if the bus tip...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The symptoms you have described are indicative of obsessional nature and the behavior is compulsive because of fearfulness. From the brief description, it is not possible for me to decide the category of disorder. But I can tell you that it is not normal and unlikely to...  Read Full »

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