Our expert says:
Maybe not strictly speaking Paranoia, but fearfulness and anxiety. It can be very focussed, as when someone has a fear of heights, or "free-floating" when one feels anxious about many things. These are not hallucinations, either, but maybe what a more highly imaginative person might experience when getting very anxious.
The best thing in any such situation is to arrange to see a good local psychiatrist or psychologist for a thorough assessment and discussion, to identify more precisely the nature of the problem, and discuss treatment options. These may well include either psychotherapy / counselling ( talking therapy ) and/or medications.
These sort of fears can grow when left unattended, but fortunately also can shrink surprisingly rapidly when properly attended to
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