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This is weird and I already have this fear of being schizophrenic.

My counselor I had said I'm not schizophrenic but I keep thinking what if.

The reason why is because I literally looked to see if my mom was hiding a camera. I know she is a nosy person. Maybe that is why. I feel.so dumb gor looking like twice.
I even thought she could be hiding a recorder.

A couple times my little cousin came over to spend time with my son I was thinking I should be careful what I say in case his mom put a recorder in the bag, even though that sounds crazy. Obviously it was just a worry for a short amount of time because I got over it.


Also, I got this thought that my stepdad could have put a camera in the bathroom. I know it sounds weird that I even looked up at the ceiling to see.


Is this normal paranoia?
Am I just thinking too much into this?
 
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Is this normal paranoia?
Hi floral i suffer from paranoia bad and was definitely diagnosed with this and some of the things i ask my hubby is madness but bad past experiences have mad me like this and i have thoughts on issues that make me question them.

Have you come across a camera being used because if so then it's made you feel that you need to be careful.
 
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Diagnosed with what paranoia or schizophrenia? Sorry just confused

The only thing i can think of is just hearing people using cameras in like vacation rentals, public places. I heard about it on the news so maybe it triggered some type of paranoia? I don't know.

I do overthink things and can get paranoid, so maybe it's just normal paranoia.

Sorry you go through it too.
 
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Diagnosed with what paranoia or schizophrenia? Sorry just confused

The only thing i can think of is just hearing people using cameras in like vacation rentals, public places. I heard about it on the news so maybe it triggered some type of paranoia? I don't know.

I do overthink things and can get paranoid, so maybe it's just normal paranoia.

Sorry you go through it too.
Floral i was diagnosed with both.

I would say something as triggered your mind in this aspect and it's caused you to have paranoia, a lot of us suffer with it but it's to what extent of control it takes up on we and it can become a form of OCD in regarding checking.
 
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Paranoia and schizophrenia aren't one and the same. You can be paranoid without having schizophrenia, and vice versa. Best to treat and address paranoia as-is :)
 
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It's not paranoia I have ocd and had a fear of schizophrenia as my parents were schizophrenics and my uncle is a swell when ur scared of going crazy it can make u think ur crazy when u aren't and all this stress can lead to paranoia there's acctually a sub set of ocd which I have had and u think people are poisoning ubut u aren't schizophrenic but the thing is if u think ur crazy when a schizophrenic had his or her first psychotic episode they don't know they are schizophrenic and when they are in psychosis they don't know so for u to ask this question means u aren't so try not to worry
 
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This is interesting because ocd gave me an obsession with thinking I had schizophrenia. My therapist didn't understand what I meant by that, but I think its somewhat common for people with ocd to obsess about having another illness! I know I don't have it though, paranoia does come along with ocd often.
 
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