If You’re Paranoid, Is Your Anxiety Real? | If you have anxiety disorder and are paranoid, how do you know if your anxiety is real? Read this to determine real anxiety from paranoia. www.HealthyPlace.com
A person suffering from PTSD hypervigilance may feel like they are suffering from paranoia. However, paranoia and hypervigilance are different disorders. Paranoia is a mental illness that can be due to changes in brain chemistry. Hypervigilance is caused as a response to external traumatic events. It is a response to a traumatic injury that can be physical, mental or emotional.
Paranoid personality disorder Treatment is difficult because people with this condition are often very suspicious of doctors. Medications and behavioral (talk) therapy can often be effective; reducing paranoia and limiting its impact on the person’s daily functioning.