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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.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Information: Mayo clinic defines schizophrenia as “a severe brain disorder in which people interpret reality abnormally. Schizophrenia may result in some combination of hallucinations, delusions, and extremely disordered thinking and behavior.” paranoia is a significant theme in this type of schizophrenia. Please see full article at :.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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Feb 9, 2014

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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 35-year-old member asked:

How to tell someone that they may be paranoid schizophrenia?

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Dr. Daryl Tanski
Specializes in Psychiatry
Leave that to the dr: Encourage that person to seek out an assessment by a physician. Defer the discussion about discussing specific diagnoses to the physician.
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 36-year-old member asked:

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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