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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience in Psychiatry
Paranoia : Is when deep shame is projected outward and you begin to feel that people are out to get you or know your most embarrassing secrets or have a vendetta ... Read More

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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Horacio Capote
Specializes in Psychiatry
Most Definitely: Cannabis can cause paranoid delusions as well as hallucinations. Everyone is different & has their own genetic predisposition as well as life stressor ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Paranoid: Please clarify. Is a paranoid person annoying you? Are you paranoid and those symptoms are upsetting to you?
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Find a good: therapist. It may be difficult to trust him/her but make and act of faith and continue on. Your doc or state psychological association can help w/re ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Paranoid: Is one of cluster a personality disorders, classified along with schizoid & schizotypal personality disorders. It is a pervasive global mistrust of ot ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Bey
56 years experience in Psychiatry
No : They are different in many ways catatonic typically has an earlier onset.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Smith
29 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Anxiety v. psychosis: Ocd has two major components: intrusive and inappropriate thoughts (not worries about real-life problems), and repetitive behaviors aimed at preventin ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Downs
33 years experience in Psychiatry
Paranoia: Paranoid schizophrenia is marked by belief that persons or entities are after and want to hurt the patient.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Sometimes.: There are different forms of psychosis. Some people may exhibit symptoms of paranoia. Paranoid personality disorder & paranoid psychoses can look ver ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Very different: Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and often disabling brain disorder with psychotic symptoms like hallucinations, delusions, and thought disorder. ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Moranville
35 years experience in Psychiatry
Depends: People with bipolar disorder can suffer from hallucination, delusions, and other psychotic symptoms when they are depressed or when they are manic. Ha ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Griggs
38 years experience in Clinical Psychology
These are two big: questions. You might want to do your own research on each, as they are separate. Try psychologytoday.com. Try nimh.org. PSTY disorders are lar ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Be seen ASAP!: If having extremely paranoid fears, it can be very frightening. Please see a psychiatrist asap -- even in the er since it's saturday. The er staff w ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Chenoweth
15 years experience in Child Psychiatry
Potentially: If you have family history of thought disorders, such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, or bipolar i disorder with psychotic features, you a ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glen Elliott
42 years experience in Child Psychiatry
Often/not always: Paranoid schizophrenia is remarkable in part because some with this disorder are highly functional and seem completely normal except with respect to t ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leslie Howell
19 years experience in psychiatry
Types: Schizophrenia is divided into types based on the symptoms that are most prominent such as paranoid, disorganized, undifferentiated catatonic and resid ... Read More
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A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Schizophrenia: Schizophrenia is of several different types, with paranoid schizophrenia being only one of them. These types are diagnosed according to which symptom ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Psychotic: Paranoia may make you distort reality in a delusional (fixed false belief) or psychotic kind of way. Depression may or may not be psychotic depending ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Brain disorder: Many general medical and psychiatric illnesses are life long, and the symptoms last forever. This is true for diabetes, high blood pressure, sickle c ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
54 years experience in Psychiatry
Major Depression: You are a Precious Human Being! I feel empathy for your emotional pain possibly due to Traumatic experiences in life causing these symptoms. You were ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Smith
29 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Variety of delusions: Delusions (demonstrably untrue beliefs held with strong conviction) can be classified as either non-bizarre or bizarre. An example of a non-bizarre de ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes, it is: Yes, paranoid personality disorder is a real mental illness. In it, there's a fixed, pervasive, and relatively inflexible pattern of distrust and sus ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Well...: Significant paranoia is found in paranoid personality disorder. Hallucinations may occur in a person with schizotypal personality disorder. When a pe ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Moody/Psychotic: Symptoms suggest bipolar disorder, or organic mood disorder. Need thorough evaluation by a psychiatrist & soon.

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