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Paranoid delusions

Postby evilcrow » Thu Feb 11, 2021 11:40 pm

Hi all,

I'll try to keep it brief.

I believe my partner is having paranoid delusions. It started in lockdown but has now become almost all consuming.
Obviously I am going to seek professional help for him.

But for right now... how do you calm someone down with paranoid delusion? Is it best to eg. Remove everything causing suspicion immediately this instance taking out all plugs and light bulbs- but wouldn't this reaffirm it?
Or should I just be calm and supportive, or tell him it's not real?!

I don't want to be the enemy. Thanks

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Re: Paranoid delusions

Postby pinkfreud » Thu Mar 11, 2021 11:51 pm

It really depends on the person and situation - you could try something and see what the reaction is. I personally would probably remove something if it seems to be repeatedly very distressing, just like somebody with a phobia.

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