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  1. MHE
    March 5, 2018 @ 12:21 am

    Hi there, thanks for the great article. I have a question I’m hoping you might be able to answer.
    I was wondering, What is the difference between anxiety disorder and paranoia.
    I have bad fits of paranoia sometimes and I’m thinking I
    might look into anxiety medication. I would appreciate any
    insight you can provide.

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    • Christina Hendricks
      March 9, 2018 @ 12:32 am

      Hi,

      I am really glad to know that you liked the article. I would be happy to bring to you more such insightful and informative articles in the future. Stay tuned!

      Talking about anxiety disorder and paranoia, let me explain a few things:
      Both these conditions are separate yet they have a lot in common, including fear and the tendency to dwell on negative thoughts and make small things seem bigger than what they are in reality. Other similarities include worrying about bad things, doubting themselves that they may have a problem, and believing that others view them differently. In fact, anxiety can create paranoia. Yet the two conditions are different and should not be confused because of the commonalities.

      For example, a person afflicted with anxiety issues has constant worries and lives in the fear of worst-case scenarios; however, he/she still knows that the reality may be different. Contrarily, a person afflicted with paranoia suffers from delusions and shows no willingness to accept the same irrespective of the number of times he/she is told the same, even by a medical professional. In fact, he/she tends to perceive danger, persecution and conspiracy in even smallest of things around him/her. Thus, paranoia can be looked at as a state of intense anxious or fearful feelings and thoughts, which is often accompanied by delusions.

      Hence, you should not presume anything until diagnosed. I would advise you to consult a certified mental health professional at the earliest possible if your feelings and thoughts are persistent. This will give you clarity, facilitate a timely treatment if a diagnosis is done and help you attain a full, healthy and lasting recovery before it is late. Until you find a good doctor in your vicinity, you could consider following the below given useful self-help tips:

      • Practice deep breathing, yoga and meditation to keep yourself calm.

      • Practice self-care – exercise, read books, enroll in a hobby, sleep properly – to stay engaged and motivated.

      • Eliminate soda, sugar, processed foods and caffeine from your diet.

      • Limit your social media intervention and challenge your negative beliefs or thoughts.

      Here are 31 Simple Ways to Practice Self-care. Read more

      I hope the above insights are of help! If you have further queries, please feel free to write back. I would love to guide you further accordingly.

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  2. Emily
    April 20, 2018 @ 4:24 pm

    This is so helpful! I struggle with panic attacks, as well, and didn’t even think of some of these ways to help when having one!

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    • Christina Milian
      April 20, 2018 @ 5:11 pm

      Hello Emily,

      I am really glad that you liked the article. Natural ways are always helpful when we apply it in our daily life.

      Reply

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