Well as I said before most people who have paranoia will not take any medication for fear that it will dull your clarity. As to your second question about PTSD that is a disorder that comes from a traumatic incident that you relive and refeal. You did
not mention a traumatic event that caused all of these psychological problems. You mentioned several symptoms. crying fits for no reason, an unreasonable fear of being in public place, a fear of leaving your home to see your mother. You feel dizzy and different and cannot say why, you have trouble concentrating at work, you are certain other people are talking about you, lately you feel so depressed that you have thoughts of suicide, your sleep is fitful and disturbed and you are afraid to see a doctor because you are afraid to leave your house. There are many symptoms affiliated with agoraphobia
as well as paranoia. These are serious disorders that require treatment and medication. If you do not want medication than I can offer some sugestions about treatment for you. This is a link to the Agoraphobia Resource Center (http://www.agoraphobia.ws/treatment.htm). This is the link to the Agoraphobia Help Center (http://www.agoraphobiahelp.com/).
Agoraphobia is a deeply rooted fear of being in a public place where some perceived threat to physical or mental safety take place. While usually understood as a fear of public places, agoraphobics know first hand that this definition is only partially descriptive. In fact the anxiety and panic that accompany agoraphobia can take place in just about any setting. In extreme cases, a person suffering with agoraphobia may not be able to leave a single room of the home without experiencing a great deal of emotional pain. Fortunately, there are several effective ways to deal with agoraphobia and reclaim one’s life. Get a complete physical, including various types of bloodwork. Agoraphobia, anxiety disorders, and panic attacks can sometimes have a physical origin, such as a nutreint deficiency. Often, a carefully prescribed regimen of nutrients containing specified doses of Vitamin C, the various B vitamins, calcium, and magnesium can help to restore balance to the nervous system and over time help to decrease the terror that accompanies agoraphobia. See a therapist. When the root cause of the agoraphobia is not obviously physical, there is a chance that either a long repressed memory or an accumulation of various experiences have resulted in the development of agoraphobia. A trained counselor or therapist can help uncover these events, and assist the patient in beginning to defuse their impact on the mind, often with the use of specific types of behavior therapy. Consider the use of medication to help during your recovery. Several anti-anxiety medications, such as alprazolam have proven helpful as one component in the treatment of agoraphobia. While anti-anxiety medication does not actually treat the condition, it does alleviate the symptoms for many people and thus support the effectiveness of other treatments. Use only as prescribed by the physician. Identify and expand the range of “safe places.” Many agoraphobics have a few places where the fears and anxiety subside enough that it is possible to function. These safe places often include the home, the homes of a few loved ones, and perhaps a local park. Using these safe places as a foundation, begin to expand the perimeter of these places. If the home is safe, spend time sitting in the back yard until this space begins to feel safe. Walk one city block from your home regularly until traveling that distance begins to register as safe, then add another block to the walk. Spend more time in these reclaimed safe places. Instead of staying at the park for a half-hour, take along a book and enjoy the sunshine and fresh air for an hour. Make two walks around the neighborhood instead of one. Each gain, no matter how small it may seem, helps to decrease the hold of agoraphobia on daily activities. Attempt to visit new places in the company of a loved one. Often, having someone nearby who is supportive and inspires a sense of being safe can make it possible to at least endure a meal in a small, quiet restaurant. As time goes on, that meal out becomes less of a chore and more of a pleasure. Remember to give yourself time. Agoraphobia rarely appears out of nowhere and is often the end result of a long process. Treating agoraphobia means making changes in the way one thinks and lives. Neither of these changes can happen overnight. Take pleasure in every small success and don’t allow one setback to derail your treatment. Beware of herbal supplements that promise to do away with agoraphobia overnight. While herbs can be helpful when administered properly, they should only be used under the direction of a healthcare professional. Just as many prescription medications can interact negatively with one another, so can herbs. Uncover the underlying reasons for the agoraphobia and then work with a professional to identify which supplements will be the most beneficial in your situation. I hope that helps.