In recent years, paranoia as a phenomenon among humans has become more widespread throughout the world. Paranoia is not depression and therefore has not been diagnosed or medically recognized. Lower-grade paranoia can be successfully overcome by behavioral recognition therapy (cognitive method). In difficult economic times, people (especially women) feel more vulnerable than usual. This contributes to the rise in paranoia. Due to the popularity of social networks, people are sometimes inclined to “invent” a new projection of themselves. They are constantly wondering what others think of them, what kind of pictures they post on social networks, whether they will be judged negatively due to a particular photo or article and the like. In reality, it’s the exact same atmosphere. When you are surrounded by more people, you wonder what to say, how to act to be more accepted in society, the business environment, among friends and acquaintances, or while engaging in some hobby or activity. Everyone wants to be the best. When they are not the best paranoia occurs. If a person does not immediately respond to your email / message, women (or some men) often experience panic, fear (rejection) or negative thoughts.
The phenomena of paranoia are compounded by stress and an uncertain future due to the continuing stories of the economic crisis. Many believe that today’s surpluses that often lead to toxic competitiveness in the business environment are a big part of the problem of paranoia. Concern and constant rethinking of one’s own decisions are a big part of paranoia. When it comes to job loss, women are particularly vulnerable. Women still do not have equal opportunities and rights in the labor market, so they feel more vulnerable to redundancies. This anxiety can become extreme when it receives elements of paranoia.
How can you help yourself when you feel paranoid (because of every little thing)?
Limit your time on social networks to 15 minutes to half an hour a day. Allow 30 minutes each day to be a “time to worry” when you allow your thoughts to wander carelessly. When you get into a situation where you start thinking too much about a topic / event / thing, tell yourself that you will really think about it within a certain “time to worry”. When that time comes, you will probably no longer feel paranoid. The problem can only become dramatic when you begin to act on your paranoid thoughts. First, try to trust someone who can give you perspective. If such a person does not exist in your area, seek the help of an expert who is inevitable and desirable.