Digging Deeper into Conjugal Paranoia

What is Conjugal Paranoia

Have you met a person who is excessively jealous about his or her partner resulting to aggressiveness and violence? Unending accusations about something unrealistic or unproven causes are symptoms of conjugal paranoia. Have you seen some people who sneak and follow their fiancees because of mistrust? These people definitely suffer from conjugal paranoia.

Paranoia is a mental disorder wherein a person suffers from anxiety, delusions, generalized mistrust of others, suspicion of others, irrational thought process and irrational feeling of persecution. There are different types of paranoia such as hypochondrical paranoia, erotomania, and the above mentioned type, which is Conjugal Paranoia. There are also paranoid disorders and these are paranoid schizophrenia and paranoid personality.

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What is Conjugal Paranoia?

It is a type of paranoia that has unfounded suspicions about the whereabouts of their partners. It is morbid jealousy. They may imagine their closest and kind friends as their rival. They may accuse their partners of cheating without any evidence or logical reason. They may follow their boyfriend or girlfriend due to extreme distrust with their partner. People suffering from this have a tremendous fear of being cheated. But in reality, their inappropriate accusation attracts the reality that they fear the most. Their partner will most likely have an affair because of the possessiveness of their partner.

What are the causes of Conjugal Paranoia?

There is no exact cause of conjugal paranoia but some factors may affect the person’s mental or emotional health that would trigger this behavior. Alcohol abuse, medications or drugs are biochemical factors that could affect a person’s level of paranoia. On the other hand, emotional factors that are rooted from early stages of life like childhood could also be a cause. Child molestation, early death of a parent or both parents could be a serious trauma that could eventually affect the child’s mentality. Some may be cause by projected, denied or even repressed feelings. An accident may also be one reason. Different patients may have experienced different levels of trauma that would have caused this kind of paranoia. Different people, different causes that could trigger this.

What are the manifestations of Conjugal Paranoia?

People suffering from this are argumentative, defensive, abrupt, obstinate and tense. Here are some of the other manifestations:

  • Preoccupied with hidden motives
  • Fear of deception
  • Agrophobia
  • Difficult in forgiving
  • Easily offended
  • Nervous behavior
  • Aggressive and Violent
  • Delusions are believed as reality
  • Possessiveness
  • Intense jealousy

There are a lot of ways to do to actually convince a person with the paranoia to trust the medical procedures. They usually sabotage, resist and end the treatment immediately because they feel that the doctor and therapists have hidden motives and should be mistrusted. Unfounded suspicion is the most common cause of patients withdrawing from the treatment. But still, these people should be cured because they may cause violence towards others that would mean chaos. Psychotherapy and continuous drug therapy is very essential in treating patients with this type of disorder.

If you are having problems controlling your feelings, especially, extreme jealousy and unproven suspicion, you might have this condition. Consult a therapist immediately so that your conjugal paranoia would be cured as soon as possible and will not result to an extreme negative behavior.


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