Widespread paranoia

There is an interesting article on the BBC website about paranoia. The bad news is, there is a lot of it about (one in three people in the UK). The good news is, I suppose, it’s not just you.

The study found that:

  • Over 40% of people regularly worry that negative comments are being made about them
  • 27% think that people deliberately try to irritate them
  • 20% worry about being observed or followed
  • 10% think that someone has it in for them
  • 5% worry that there is a conspiracy to harm them

Researcher Dr Daniel Freeman said: “We were astonished at how common paranoia and suspicion are amongst the population.

The article goes on to say that there are effective ways to tackle the problem. Dr Freeman suggests cognitive behavioural therapy. For low-level paranoid thoughts EFT or NLP would do the trick, but I would say that, wouldn’t I?

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