I have report that I have anxiety and shows paranoid personality also. My question is dose anxiety increase paranoid personality?
A person with a good psych eval can become anxious from stress and act paranoid. As the stress goes down, the person will be less anxious and paranoid. Some events leave a lingering amount of healthy suspicion. I had some surgery on my face-part of my lip and nose was removed. They didn't give me anything to take home. Even the inside of my mouth swelled up- Then they wanted me to have extensive-actually radical surgery-I asked them if they'd give me lots of pain killer- they wouldn't answer that -so said, no- filed charges against the doctor and nurse navigator-and I feel extremely suspicions of surgeons and nurses. OK a grandson is a street person- he makes me very anxious-and I'm thinking of ways to keep him away. I just can't believe that the rest of the family really understands- A person has people psychologically bumping into their space, suggesting things quite strongly-people at work dumping on you or other office politics. You get anxious and suspicious. I wouldn't worry too much what a doctor says---
Also, please know that a paranoid person, temporary or not, does have its own logic and it is based In fact. For example, when I started having some panic attacks because I had too many health issues all at once and a group of people dropped me because of the worsening illness, I added an extra lock on my door. It made me feel safe during a time I felt incredibly vulnerable. Does it make sense? It does when you feel that things are building up round you and trust is broken.
True paranoia is delusional behavior and should be watched very carefully. Unpredictable behavior can suddenly appear. One needs a quiet safe environment and should see a psychiatrist or physician as soon as possible. One does not get better on their own and are very vulnerable to suicide or major alcohol and drug use. It is very frightening to all.
Continue to work with your therapist. Learn to manage stress. Find someone you trust. That might be hard right now. Trust is easily broken and hard to get back. It is not your fault when people don't respond to your situation in a helpful manner. They have their own problems.
work towards being better. Take the anti anxiety meds and what the psychiatrist offers. With work and faith in yourself you will improve. Learn how to relax and how to meditate. Calm your mind with happy thoughts and funny movies or cartoons. Laughter makes one relax. Exercise does as well. You can improve with calming your life and will be better. This you can do. Wishing you calming thoughts and peacefulness. Karen
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