Paranoia is a mental disorder that causes complex emotions that we often encounter in people who are mostly incapable of problem solving. This process, in which anxiety first occurs and then continues with distortions of thought, doubts and delusions, can take the patient into his life like a swamp day by day. Ignoring this problem and avoiding treatment causes great harm to both the patient with paranoia and their relatives.
Patients with paranoia are not aware of this disorder, and they try to prove their suspicions and delusions by making big statements to their relatives who realize it. Insufficient self-confidence and failure in problem-solving skills play an important role in the development of paranoia. Paranoia, which is a symptom of mental illness, arises due to genetic and environmental factors.
In this case, the person thinks that he is deceived and exploited by his environment. He constantly doubts, tries to track down, and believes that others will harm him. They hold a lot of grudges to their relatives, cannot tolerate being ignored and never forget. They may perceive even ordinary words as humiliation and threat. From time to time they have thoughts that are inconsistent with reality. They constantly doubt the loyalty and reliability of the other party in their family, friends and relationships. As a result of this doubt, which they believe to be true, they may sometimes show remorse and sometimes anger and attack reactions. They don’t like being criticized. They overwhelm the opponent by constantly defending themselves in a guarded state. Since they do not trust even their closest relatives, they experience constant restlessness in their relationships. They often check the people close to them, suspect things that are not and ask for account.
Along with paranoia, other psychological disorders such as major depression, personality disorders, alcohol and substance addictions, and obsessions can also be seen.
The fact that the individual does not feel safe and that this feeling is damaged is an important trigger for the progression of paranoia. Even if the unrest, threats, risks and dangers in the society we live in encourage the formation of a paranoid attitude, it does not support the person to be paranoid.
Let’s leave the doubt to SHERLOCK in the detective movie, sir.
I wish everyone a peaceful week away from doubt.