Severe Paranoia and Anxiety

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Silver Artemis
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Date Joined Jun 2007
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   Posted 6/15/2007 10:03 AM (GMT -6)   
I've always been a paranoid person, even when I was a child, but now my paranoia has taken a turn for the worst. I can't leave the house some days because I'm too afraid I'll be attacked or kidnapped, I won't be in large groups of people for the same reason as before, and I missed some school days because I just wasn't emotionally and mentally stable enough to be a proper member of society. Now I'm going to be starting college here in August and when I went to the orientation the parents were supposed to be in one room and the students in another. Well, I couldn't go to the other room without my father being with me. I just panicked at the thought of it. So he followed me like a bodyguard and I kept fearing that the person leading us to the room was really an evil person that was luring us all into a trap where we would then be shipped off into the slave trade. Odd, I know, and perhaps unlikely, but it was such a pressing fear that I couldn't get my mind off it.
--Now my therapist is starting to believe I may actually have schizotypal personality disorder and some of the symptoms do apply to me but I really don't think I'm that bad off. At least I hope I'm not...
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   Posted 6/15/2007 4:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Your therapist MAY be right. However, if you do, at least they know what sort of treatment you need to get. Do you have a pdoc too? You need to have one.
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   Posted 6/15/2007 5:36 PM (GMT -6)   

Dear Silver,

I am Kitt and welcome to our forum.

Differential Diagnosis means all the other illnesses that must be ruled out before a Dx of an illness may be made. It is just as much of the diagnosis as meeting the criteria is and cannot be ignored.

If your pdoc is leaning toward a new diagnosis then  hopefully he will be able to treat you and help make you feel comfortable out in the world. Bless you and stay with us.



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Dx: Anxiety/Panic, Depression 
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