Psychotic disorder and bipolar disorder can cause paranoia.
Recreational drug use: Cannabis and amphetamine abuse often causes paranoid thoughts and may trigger an episode of psychosis.
Other drugs such as alcohol, cocaine and ecstasy can also cause paranoia during intoxication or withdrawals.
What can paranoia be a symptom of?
Symptoms of paranoia and delusional disorders include intense and irrational mistrust or suspicion, which can bring on sense of fear, anger, and betrayal.
Is paranoia a symptom of anxiety?
If you experience anxiety, depression or low self-esteem, you may be more likely to experience paranoid thoughts – or be more upset by them. Paranoia is a symptom of some mental health problems. Many people experience paranoid delusions as part of an episode of psychosis. Physical illness.
What drugs cause paranoia?
- Methamphetamine. The use of methamphetamine can lead to paranoia, persecution delusions, and auditory and visual hallucinations.
- Psychedelic drugs (e.g., LSD, PCP, etc)
- Club/recreational drugs (e.g., ecstasy)
- Prescription meds (e.g., ketamine)
How do you treat paranoia?
Treatment depends on the type and severity of the condition but may include: Medications – anti-anxiety drugs or antipsychotic drugs can ease some of the symptoms. However, a person with paranoia may often refuse to take medication because they are afraid it will harm them.