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Can any doc tell me what's the difference in schizophrenia and paranoid schizophrenia?

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Dr. Daryl Tanski
Specializes in Psychiatry
Irrelevant : Schizophrenia was historically classified into sub types including paranoid type. This approach proved to have little impact on the clinical care of the concision and was recently abandoned in the 5th edition of the diagnostic and clinical manual. What used to be termed schizophrenia paranoid type is now termed schizophrenia.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

Can any doc tell me what's paranoid schizophrenia?

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Dr. Andrew Ho
Psychiatry 30 years experience
Psychosis and more: Schizophrenia is a mental illness that causes symptoms such as hallucination and false beliefs (delusions). Worst thing about schizophrenia is that even when hallucinations and delusions are resolved, lack of motivation and cognitive problems will remain debilitating. Rehabilitation is needed to address these problems even when psychotic symptoms have been controlled with medication.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to tell if you have paranoid schizophrenia?

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Dr. Patrick Tapia
Psychiatry 13 years experience
Get evaluated: I would go talk to a psychiatrist or a primary care doctor that you trust about what you are going through. There may be more than one possible explanation. I hope the best for you!
A 42-year-old member asked:

What is the difference between paranoid schizophrenia and being paranoid?

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Dr. Glen Elliott
Child Psychiatry 43 years experience
Symptom severity: We often speak of people who tend to assume bad things happen on purpose as "paranoid, " and some peope are more hyper-alert to such events than others. Paranoid schizophrenia takes this to a much higher level, usually involving hallucinations and delusions where people create elaborate explanations of why things are happening to them that have no basis at all in reality.
A 41-year-old member asked:

How can I tell if I have paranoid schizophrenia?

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Dr. Andrew Ho
Psychiatry 30 years experience
See psychiatrist: because it is hard if not impossible to diagnose yourself. Many symptoms of schizophrenia are not apparent to the person suffering from schizophrenia. Self-diagnosis may be misleading.

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