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Paranoia problem

My main problem is bouts of paranoia
For example on Friday went into town about volunteer work and got it. I felt like the whole town was watching me, staring out of cars etc. it’s not a nice experience. Anyone get similar?

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yeah. i prefer sometimes to live alone because of the paranoia. i have it too,it doesnt go away

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I have bouts of paranoia :confused:

This is exactly what I used to have, but on abilify, that’s faded into the background… only to be replaced by unbearable anxiety when around people. Anxiety about nothing.

It’s like there’s a ‘social out and about’ part of my brain that’s screwed up.

I get paranoid when outside, some times for no reason. Other times its cause I saw a shadow person or a gremlin staring at me that increases my paranoia ten fold.

I have the same problem when I go outside even to just get the mail.

Get paranoia when have panic/ anxiety attack. Feel people can read and see my intrusive thoughts don’t know what to do about it. Feel the tv can communicate with me.Am afraid that celebrities can read my mind.

Isn’t it the essential hallmark of sz, sza and szt? My sick mind is certain that people mean to do injury to me. I learned it at home when I was a little kid: “Don’t screw up or the big people will attack, rage, embarrass, humiliate, etc.”

@shellys12 yes I do.

@Anna1, that’s also why I live alone. I can’t bear to have someone looking over my shoulder, judging me.

Oh yeah, I get so much thought broadcasting from the church-hate groups harassing people on disability checks after mental care, cannot even work out in public here. One guy had business scooping doggy doo to pay his way through college. Guess he had a lot of contracts cause he did pretty well with it $$$ wise. But. eventually he pissed someone off and yards of his customers were being destroyed & property ruined. He was told he would not be allowed to do business here and needed to leave. They did allow him to graduate college though… This story is about 15 years old, maybe little more.

Noted more youngers not take retail jobs either as they have tons of demands to verbally harass customers and some just don’t want to end up that crazy. Some of the kids here are just sitting for couple of years out of college here waiting for professional job offer for best chance of survival.

I’m called everything. I don’t even answer them. I had 3 years amnesia situation that ended in nervous breakdown due to common malpractice, non-stop psychosis for 12 years now and medication dependent to sleep. I look okay enough but it isn’t easy sometimes…Hate mongers wouldn’t care. No need to answer the nasty people…

I get paranoia - current - ancient - and at times future - and I HATE IT.

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@Erratica @Wave @everhopeful @Anna1 @austinsdad

  1. Work with your p-doc to develop a medication formula that stabilizes your symptoms sufficiently so that you can tackle to the psychotherapy that will disentangle your thinking from reality effectively. The best of the therapies for that currently include…
    DBT – http://behavioraltech.org/resources/whatisdbt.cfm
    MBSR – http://www.mindfullivingprograms.com/whatMBSR.php
    ACT – https://contextualscience.org/act
    MBBT – https://www.newharbinger.com/blog/introduction-mind-body-bridging-i-system
    10 StEP – http://pairadocks.blogspot.com/2015/04/the-10-steps-of-emotion-processing.html

  2. the even newer somatic psychotherapies like…
    SEPT – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somatic_Experiencing
    SMPT – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sensorimotor_psychotherapy

  3. or standard CBTs, like…
    REBT – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rational_emotive_behavior_therapy
    Schematherapy – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schema_Therapy
    Learned Optimism – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Learned_optimism
    Standard CBT – http://www.beckinstitute.org/what-is-cognitive-behavioral-therapy/About-CBT/252/

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I feel this everyday and feeling like everyone is saying negative things about me. I’ve locked myself away for a long time, that’s how I dealt with it, but my medication is slowly beginning to help me as well as finding this community at sz.com that I can relate my experience to.

I mabey self conscience and paronoid i think im considered pretty arrogant only because im sure of my own convictions, first,3rd4rth 10 times paronia was rediculously dillusional,paronia always sticks with me, i tell my self tht thier not talking about me if they r i dont care, everything elsee i ignore by just trying to be close to kin or people who r not related to me but still like kin, i hav just made my life about connecting to the comon ordinary people
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I’m OK in a shop - UNTIL I HAVE TO QUEUE TO PAY - you’re stuck there for however long it takes - other people are stuck there nosing everyone else and that’s when I’m paranoid.