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Paranoid - June 15th 2011, 02:37 AM

Ok so this isn't necessarily a disorder but this is the best place for it. I'm always paranoid about stupid things. Like every night, I clean my house a bunch so my parents don't trip and get hurt in the morning. Or when I go on vacation, I'm scared my cats will make the house catch fire when I'm gone. Generally, I'm paranoid about things that are out of my control - I'm never concerned for my own health or for people I'm around. If I do things to try to ease my worries, I just get weird looks and stuff, so that's not an option. Mostly i just freak out about stuff.

When I was a little kid, I used to be terrified that the house would burn, or that the car would wreak, or that a storm would blow the house over. I've always been scared about the tripping in the morning. I've mostly conquered these childhood fears, but every so often they come back in mini panic attacks.

I've researched stuff about paranoia disorders, and I don't think I have one. I have no mental issues I know about, and I've never been worried that people are out to get me. I am, however, generally judging towards the people around me. I see the bad sides of many people.They're not against me though. Mostly my worries involve the fall of my close friends and family, because their lives are out of my control. I can't brush the paranoia away it drives me insane to ignore it.

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Re: Paranoid - June 15th 2011, 03:41 AM

it seems like you have a compulsive problem... I mean everyone worries and it paranoid about something but it seems to be kinda extreme with you and it is labled as a compulsive disorder and it seems to be interfering with your daily life so you might wanna seek treatment


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Re: Paranoid - June 15th 2011, 03:52 AM

That's not a compulsion, its not paranoia either. Its called anxiety, everyone has it but yours may be a bit worse than "normal". Talk to a doctor, school counselor, or anybody. There are self help books you could buy aswell.

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Re: Paranoid - June 16th 2011, 04:34 AM

I got the compulsiveness out of her cleaning every night it is like instinct to her if she weren't to do it she wouldn't be able to sleep at night kinda thing


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Re: Paranoid - June 17th 2011, 11:30 PM

I've felt that a few times when I was younger.
Once you've learned that bad things can happen at any time in life, it leaves you on guard...
Sometimes I hope my pets won't starve or get stuck somewhere while I'm out, I hope the door's are locked, etc.
That's what I had thought.

But then to help me loosen up a bit is make a mental list, or you can make an actual lit using note & pen, & write some things out to check before you leave the house or something.

Like, before leaving the house, remember to close all doors, watch the weather before leaving, check the stoves to make sure they're not on, arrange things for the cats (food, furniture etc.), & check other stuff that you believe will be a cause of the problem. After that leave, & just know, at least pretend to know, things will be alright.
They will.

And cats are quite smart, so try not worry about them. There are cats out in the wild that care for themselves, on their own, & they're fine! But your cats will do more finely because you have provided them all the essential, food, water, & shelter, things that are sometimes hard to find for a wild cat.

Do this with the car too. Before going in, check it first, oil, gas (full or empty?). If the car runs smoothly & doesn't have a sputtering engine, it'll be fine.

And believe that no one will trip. If you pick up after yourself, putting the things away where people can't trip, then people won't trip. They won't suddenly be on the floor again, unless someone moved them.

And it's human nature to judge...



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