Paranoid

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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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. Bibek Subedi

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 am having suicidal thoughts and nervous breakdown. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I was injured at work before four years and till date I have not received any treatment. In the course of trying to get medical help, I have been suffering with severe pain and have been on strong pain medication for over three years. I also had two surgeries earlier for disc herniation. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern Please try to accept that depression is an illness like any other medical illness. In depression a lot of individuals develop paranoid ideation and even delusions. Sometimes, these paranoid ideas, develop against close family members or f...  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 pa...  Read Full »


Dr. K V Anand

Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 w...  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 Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

I get paranoid and scared when I am alone in a dark room. What should I do?

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. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Aditya Gupta

Psychiatrist, Sexologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

What is the connection between low ferritin level and thyroid?

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 Arora

Cardiologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

Is it a mental problem or am I just being paranoid?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been constantly feeling that something touching me all over my body. I have been experiencing it for a few years, mostly the same thing. I think it was triggered by my first episode of sleep paralysis, but that was the only episode of it. I do not know what it is or why it is co...  Read Full »


Dr. Sreenivasan Vazhoor Ramsingh

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since this has been occurring persistently for the last few years and appears to be causing you significant impairment, I would ask you to get it evaluated in detail by a psychiatrist. I do not mean to scare you, but at your age, you are vulnerable to a lot of psychiatri...  Read Full »

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