Q & A – What are the signs of paranoia?

Paranoia is a type of delusion where a person holds strong and unfounded beliefs that others are trying to harm or persecute them. The signs of paranoia may include:

  1. Suspicion: A person with paranoia may be overly suspicious of others and believe that they are being watched or followed.
  2. Anxiety: They may feel anxious or fearful, often without an identifiable reason.
  3. Persecution: The individual may believe that others are out to harm them or are plotting against them.
  4. Mistrust: They may have difficulty trusting others, including family members, friends, and coworkers.
  5. Delusions: The individual may have delusions, such as believing that they are being spied on or that someone is controlling their thoughts.
  6. Irrational beliefs: They may have irrational beliefs about their safety or the safety of others.
  7. Emotional detachment: They may feel emotionally detached from others, even loved ones.

It’s important to note that while these signs may be indicative of paranoia, they could also be symptomatic of other mental health conditions. If you or someone you know is experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s important to seek the advice of a mental health professional for a proper evaluation and diagnosis.

By Linda C J Turner

Coaching and Therapy
Currently studying Psychotherapy , Cognitive psychology, Hypnotherapy.
Qualified NLP, EMDR and CBT therapist.
REIKI Master.
I believe in truth, honesty and integrity! ≧◔◡◔≦

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