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Paranoia

Discussion in 'Anxiety, Panic & Agoraphobia' started by Aquatic Waves, Jul 23, 2019.

  1. Aquatic Waves

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    Just wondering if anyone here suffers or suffered from it
     
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    Yeah, I get paranoid about certain things sometimes. In the past, it was a lot worse, but I've gotten better about it.
     
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    Are you asking this as a general question or are you possibly wanting to know if someone can relate to your experience?
     
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    Like what if you don't mind me asking?
     
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    Both
     
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    I see. I have not been diagnosed with paranoia but do have the tendency to worry too much.
    I am not sure where the line is between the two. My guess is that paranoia is being worried without any valid reason, whereas worrying too much is more of taking your reasonable suspicion too far without hard evidence.
     
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    I use to worry a little too much about getting sick. And also someone dangerous coming into my house and doing something bad to me. Things like that. Keep in mind I was also really young....and had a lot of growing up to do. And I still DO have a lot of growing up to do, but at least I've matured in some ways....I think.
     
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    I think that could be considered paranoia if it is a random thought like that.

    However, I think this would be different if you know of a history, pattern, or tendencies of a person in your life who would do such a thing.

    For example, I have been afraid of a retaliation from someone with a history, pattern, and tendency of vindictiveness.

    But a paranoid person would be afraid of retaliation from everyone, without any valid reason.

    Of course, even with a valid reason to worry, excessive fear could turn into paranoia. This is something I need to be cautious of myself.
     
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