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How to get over the petty stuff to maintain a healthy relationship

The relationship is great and we both see a future together, but at times I tend to focus on insignificant things or feel insecure for no rational reason. I want to prevent unnecessary conflicts arising from these feelings. [more inside]
posted by monologish on Apr 24, 2014 - 21 answers

Paranoid about people being disingenious

How do I overcome this fear/paranoia? [more inside]
posted by morning_television on Jan 27, 2014 - 16 answers

Curious about my possessed knuckle

I woke in the middle of the night last night with a pain in my finger, only to find that my pinky knuckle--and only my pinky knuckle--was red, sore, and a little swollen. I put some antibiotic ointment on it (because that is my solution for everything) and went back to sleep. When I woke up this morning, it was completely back to normal. I know you're not a doctor, but what is this? Did I cut off circulation? Was it an illusion created by my anxiety-prone mind? Am I going to die? If it helps, I live in a cold climate and I've never broken any fingers.
posted by sandwiches on Dec 19, 2013 - 16 answers

I just don't want to get anyone killed.

I’d like tips on dealing with strangers that are having a psychotic break, because I have to do so more often than average. [more inside]
posted by tchemgrrl on Aug 7, 2013 - 50 answers

Why are people taking pictures of our house?

People keep stopping and taking pictures of my house. The previous owner was in a lot of debt and I'm wondering if we should be worried. [more inside]
posted by julie_of_the_jungle on Dec 27, 2012 - 23 answers

Going too fast at work

I get data review and entry work done extremely fast with no discernible lack of quality. But, I also have a persistent feeling I'm doing things wrong or missing important details. How to fix this? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Mar 6, 2012 - 10 answers

How to help a 5 year old cope with sudden mental illness in a parent?

What can I say to a 5 year old, when his parent is mentally unwell? How can I explain, what can I do with him, and what structures can we put in place, to make his mother's (temporary, but severe) illness easier on him? [more inside]
posted by Elysum on Nov 20, 2011 - 19 answers

Next, I'll be asking about where to punch sharks.

What should I have if I ever wake up in the hospital without any recollection? [more inside]
posted by hal_c_on on Jul 22, 2011 - 22 answers

Easiest-to-manage encryption for Windows 7? (other than BitLocker)

What are the easiest-to-administer alternatives to BitLocker for file or hard drive encryption on a Windows 7 laptop? [more inside]
posted by genug on May 6, 2011 - 5 answers

Will psychotherapy come back to haunt my friend? (A question about bureaucracy.)

Will psychotherapy come back to haunt my friend? (A question about bureaucracy.) [more inside]
posted by madcaptenor on Jan 3, 2011 - 15 answers

It's not that I think that everyone is better than I am, it's that I think everyone thinks that they are better (smarter, more attractive, more accomplished) than I am. What is this?

It's not that I think that everyone is better than I am, it's that I think everyone thinks that they are better (smarter, more attractive, more accomplished) than I am. What is this? [more inside]
posted by DeltaForce on Sep 14, 2010 - 13 answers

I am neither pregnant with an alien baby nor dead, I swear!

Is it possible to gently (but effectively) cut a mentally ill person out of my life when the usual detachment methods aren't working? (Warning: long, distressing explanation) [more inside]
posted by MuChao on Oct 27, 2009 - 34 answers

Mites - An Itch That Can't Be Scratched...

Mites - is moving only option? Will we take them with us? [more inside]
posted by curiositykilledthelemur on Jul 1, 2009 - 7 answers

Diagnosing Schizophrenia

Is there any good data on the sensitivity and specificity of symptoms of schizophrenia in its diagnosis? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 29, 2009 - 12 answers

Is there a therapist who can get past my mom's suspicions?

Recommendations for a cognitive behavioral therapist in the Houston area for my mother? He/she is going to have to deal with a lot, especially because she is irrational and suspicious. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 22, 2008 - 4 answers

Dealing with a negative parent

My father's paranoia and controlling behavior is driving me up the wall. What I can do to calm him down? [more inside]
posted by sixcolors on Aug 24, 2008 - 33 answers

Pot Paranoia

What is it about marijuana that can make the user feel paranoid?
posted by cookie googleman on Dec 15, 2007 - 21 answers

How can I simmer my crazy emotions down in the workplace?

How can I stay more even-tempered at work, when I feel like my emotions are out of control! Or at least appear even-tempered and approachable! [more inside]
posted by catfood on Nov 14, 2007 - 26 answers

YABBQ(Yet Another Bed Bug Question)

Bed Bugs or Chiggers? Please tell me what I found, so I know if I should be worried. (bonus points if you have experienced both in your life) [more inside]
posted by mrzarquon on Nov 4, 2007 - 13 answers

Is being paranoid of dying a normal thing?

Is being paranoid of dying a normal thing? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 12, 2007 - 20 answers

Bump

What's this bump in my girlfriend's hand (completely innocuous picture inside). [more inside]
posted by reformedjerk on May 25, 2006 - 18 answers

Back to the office door! Paranoid! Help?

I've moved to a new office at work, and now my back is to the entrance to my desk area. The furniture/desk are permanent arranged and I cannot move to any other position. I'm paranoid! For those of you who've had the same situation, what have you done about it?
posted by UnclePlayground on Jan 6, 2006 - 30 answers

It's the gym cops, man! They're after me!

Help me convince my cow orker that the YMCA isn't going to send us off to the pokey and sue us into oblivion. [more inside]
posted by phearlez on Dec 29, 2005 - 21 answers

Non-paranoid visions of networks in movies

I'm looking for some examples of popular movies that cast technology, specifically networking technology, in a good (or at the very least a non-paranoid) light. [more inside]
posted by thewittyname on Feb 28, 2005 - 29 answers

Does the word "paranoid" have an antonym?

Does the word "paranoid" have an antonym? In other words, can there be a one-word opposite of paranoid? My guess is no since it's a defined clinical state; however since it's used casually, has an antonym evolved?
posted by mgtrott on Dec 16, 2003 - 33 answers

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