Persecution delirium: what is it, how to identify it and treatment

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Persecution delirium is a psychological disorder that arises due to low self-esteem and low self-confidence, which leads the person to believe that everyone is looking at her, commenting on her laughter, and can interfere in her behavior and conduct to insulation.

Depending on each person and their characteristics, the delirium of persecution can manifest itself in different intensities. In a light degree, shyness is characterized; However, in the most serious cases, it is common for the emergence of more severe psychological disorders, such as panic, depression or schizophrenia, which generate changes in thinking and emotions. Learn more about schizophrenia.

The best way to treat persecution delirium is through the follow-up of a psychologist or psychiatrist, who will investigate the cause of the disorder and, in this way, will indicate measures to combat this sensation, which causes discomfort and discomfort to the person.

How to recognize the delusion of persecution

People with persecution delusion are usually isolated and not able to live or interact with other individuals, they could fear what others think about themselves and end up speculating what other people might think about their behavior or what they say.

The person who suffers from delusions of persecution has the following characteristics:

  • She believes that everyone is watching her, making comments or laughing at her;
  • They distrust everything and everyone, they are not open to new relationships and deep down in the viejas;
  • Low self-esteem and self-confidence, which can lead to inseguridad and isolation;
  • He thinks that he is to blame for all the problems, even if they are not related to her, which can generate frequent anguish and discomfort;
  • If you compare with others, increasing criticism in relation to yourself.

Depending on the intensity of the persecution delusion, there may be uncontrollable fear, excessive production of sweating, headaches, hallucinations and visual or auditory disorders, being more common in cases where the persecution delusion is a consequence of schizophrenia, for example.

How is the treatment performed?

To treat the delusion of persecution, it is advisable to seek the help of a psychologist or psychiatrist so that you can evaluate the characteristics that the person presents, determine the cause of the affection and, in this way, indicate the appropriate treatment.

The treatment normally consists of helping the person to become aware of the situation, understand and accept its characteristics and, in addition, to carry out actions that increase confidence and self-esteem, such as practicing physical activities, seeking environments that provide a sense of peace and tranquility. to value relationships that generate a sense of goodwill.

Asimismo, it is important to remain open to new relationships, tightening the ties; face both positive and negative comments, as well as those that are constructive and that can help to forge more self-confidence, and, in addition, don’t worry about the opinion of others.

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