Paranoia: how to get out of it?
Written by: Loris Vitry (coach and Yoga teacher)
Validated by: Cathy Maillot (Osteopath)
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Paranoia is a psychosis that has a devastating effect on the perception of everyday reality.
It mostly occurs in women as in men aged between 30 and 40 years.
However, men are much more affected than women.
The symptoms intensify when the patient is an alcoholic or when taking drugs.
Medicine, with the help of psychologists, has found suitable treatments to allow patients to control the symptoms.
This article will tell you about the conditions for helping control this mental disease.
Understanding the symptoms of paranoia
Paranoia tends more towards a personality type than a psychiatric illness.
There are two types of paranoid people: the persecuted and the persecutors.
You can have both types of personalities in a person and, depending on their surroundings, one of the profiles will dominate.
Symptoms differ from patient to patient.
Symptoms of the persecutor
For a paranoid who has this form of the disease, susceptibility is a prominent symptom.
A word or action can trigger evil and lead to a violent reaction from him.
The persecutor often misinterprets situations.
There are no particular factors to trigger his paranoid side.
This type of person always thinks they are right, and any attempt to prove that they are wrong is seen as malicious.
The persecuting paranoid is always dramatizing, defending, and maintaining his ideas despite the explanations.
Discussions can sometimes lead to disagreements and even violence when the patient and his interlocutor do not share the same opinion.
Symptoms of the persecuted
A “persecuted” profile often complains.
Note that this form of the disease can be reduced mainly with psychological therapies.
Succeed in becoming aware of your paranoia
Paranoia is a disease that can be treated, but the patient must fulfill certain conditions to facilitate its management.
Recognize that you have paranoia
When you have this condition, you may not be aware that it is paranoia.
You have to realize that your stubbornness, in many cases, leads to loss rather than victory.
Whether you are persecuted or persecutors, you distrust everyone.
When you get older, no one can handle your mood swings, and stress takes over wherever you are.
These various points must put you on the chip so that you become aware of this condition.
Learn to think differently
To become aware of this pathology, you must review all the ideas you have about a subject or another.
When you have negative ideas that don’t fit the norm, you need to make a connection with paranoia.
You should take care to avoid overwhelming reactions from your misinterpretations.
It is important to note that paranoia gives you perceptions that are very different from what is happening.
Taking drugs or alcohol or even trauma could trigger favorable reactions to this pathology.
So you have to relearn how to think to discern better the everyday reality.
Using the Bach flower method
When you start by becoming aware of this devastating evil, you can try to calm down with Bach flowers.
To start with, you need to opt for aids that allow you to alleviate your different emotions that are difficult to control.
This will allow you to become calmer and will facilitate your thinking about your negative reactions to transform them into positive responses.
Using Bach flowers will help you better control your various impulses to maintain a good psychological state.
Bach flower therapy should be followed for several months before seeing the effects.
Vary the use of different Bach Flowers to find the ones that work best at improving control of your paranoia.
Adopt the right behaviors to get out of it
To achieve this, you can first opt for medical treatment from your doctor or another specialist.
This option will be followed in the long run to gradually decrease the various effects such as aggressiveness and regaining control over your emotions.
You can also use various therapies in the field of psychology.
It can be group therapy or one one one session.
You should also follow therapy in the long run to maximize your chances of recovery.
It is also recommended to keep faith when you start therapy to get out of paranoia since it takes time and patience.
Give priority to long-term treatment and avoid spontaneous reactions that will only worsen your psychological state.
In conclusion, paranoia is a psychological disorder that resembles a state of mind but is not.
The process of learning how to control the crisis is long and complicated.
It is, therefore, necessary to show patience and perseverance.
Also, watch your diet and surround yourself with the right people.
Now it’s your turn to get rid of this psychosis.