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nymz

630d

any ideas on how to cope with racing thoughts and paranoia?

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    • Dustmann

      628d

      For paranoia I used the wise mind from DBT. Paranoia means literally between the mind. I learned it's bouncing back and forth between the emotional mind and rational mind without paying attention fully to either. If you integrate both you reach the wise mind. Do it enough and you see all paranoia is fake, it just gets scary the deeper it goes.

    • Dustmann

      628d

      For paranoia I used the wise mind from DBT. Paranoia means literally between the mind. I learned it's bouncing back and forth between the emotional mind and rational mind without paying attention fully to either. If you integrate both you reach the wise mind. Do it enough and you see all paranoia is fake, it just gets scary the deeper it goes.

    • Dayze

      628d

      Racing thoughts I'd say therapy and anxiety meds. Specifically non addictive anxiety meds. And if they don't work let your provider know so they can change the meds or up the dose. Paranoia depends on if it's from a mental illness that causes it or a traumatic event that just re triggers

    • Frapples

      629d

      Mine gets really bed at night or if I'm tired. Apparently being sleep deprived commonly causes paranoia. So I try and embrace the depression nap or watch a comedy show to distract my brain.

    • FelixTE

      630d

      Stay around people you trust and keeping yourself distracted

    • darklyfeathered

      630d

      Im struggling with this too. They feed into each other + obsessions. I’ve started writing my specific paranoid thoughts down. Everyone says mindfulness/meditation but that just makes it weirder

      • nymz

        630d

        @darklyfeathered yeah... I’ve been trying to track the triggers that set it off.. honestly I find myself trying to meditate or be mindful and it just makes it worse : ((

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