I’m sorry that you are struggling. You may be experiencing symptoms of depression. Delusions and paranoia are also a problem. These problems are probably all related.
You’re probably feeling this way because of your untreated symptoms. The good news is that your symptoms are highly treatable with medication.
Is your “shrink” a psychiatrist? If not, you should consult a psychiatrist. A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who specializes in treating psychiatric conditions, often with medication. Untreated delusions and paranoia can be both severe and disabling. Without treatment, they typically get worse.
Once your symptoms are treated, you will probably feel a lot better. You will no longer feel that people are talking about you or that they are out to get you or that they can read your thoughts. Your depression may even go away.
It’s important that you know that your symptoms are treatable and you can be helped. I hope you’re able to find the help that you desire. If you feel that you cannot keep yourself safe, then immediately go to the emergency room. They will keep you safe. Please take care.
Dr. Kristina Randle