Elaborating further this week on the emotion, word or whatever you want to call it; TRUST! We shall be discussing a few sub-topics on what the signs and symptoms of trust issues are,
whether you have trust issues or not and also, which medical disorders trust issues are associated with. Let’s begin…

Sometimes there’s a thought that might have crossed your mind, asking, “Do I have trust issues?” How can you find out? Signs that a person may be excessively mistrustful include:

  • A total lack of friendships due to mistrust
  • Mistrust that interferes with one’s primary relationships
  • Several intensely dramatic and stormy relationships in a row or at once
  • Racing thoughts of suspicion or anxiety about friends and family
  • Terror during physical intimacy
  • Belief that others are deceptive and malevolent, without real evidence

Always keep in mind, when mistrust seems to play a dominant role in a person’s life, past disappointments or betrayals may be at the root of the issue. Trust issues can be associated with medical disorders. Under the medical model, trust issues can be linked with depression, adjustment disorders, anxiety, and more severe mental health conditions like schizophrenia and posttraumatic stress. People diagnosed with schizophrenia and related conditions may experience paranoia—the unfounded but rigid belief that others are trying to harm them; delusions—false beliefs, often with themes of mistrust; or hallucinations—usually, imagined voices that may be critical or malevolent. Such serious conditions are best treated with a combination of medications and intensive therapy.

Trust is an emotion that can bring happiness and can also hurt real bad. So be wise when it comes to trusting any individual. You never know, those closest can be the most harmful!