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Does all schizophrenia involve paranoia? Is paranoid schizophrenia a different condition than schizophrenia?

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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 symptoms are most prominent. With the paranoid type, there are prominent delusions and/or hallucinations about persecution, harm, or conspiracy. People with this type of schizophrenia may be better able function in society than the other types.
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