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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Paranoid Schizophrenia

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Can you suggest where I can get treatment for paranoid schizophrenia?

Can you suggest where I can get treatment for paranoid schizophrenia?

This condition: Is best treated by a psychiatrist. Some facility have a medical team approach that may include a psychiatrist, a psychologist, a social worker and other types of professionals. Take care. ...Read more

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Dr. Kevin Passer
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Schizophrenia (Definition)

A mental disorder with positive, negative, and cognitive symptoms. A person with positive symptoms loses touch with reality with hallucinations or delusions. Negative symptoms: lack of pleasure; failing to take care of everyday functions; losing motivation; the inability to carry out plans in isolation. Cognitive symptoms could include problems focusing, memory problems or difficulty understanding ...Read more


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Can you tell me about paranoid schizophrenia?

Can you tell me about paranoid schizophrenia?

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 :. ...Read more

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How can I get treated for paranoid schizophrenia?

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How can I get treated for paranoid schizophrenia?

Schiz.: Case management with doctor to monitor medications & counselor for therapy. ...Read more

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What should I do about my brothers paranoid schizophrenia?

Encourage treatment: Without treatment, long term suffering is typical. Since it is not possible for the patient to tell the difference between real and hallucinations, value of treatment may not be apparent to the patient, especially at first. Without support of family and friends, treatment tends to be spotty, resulting in extra suffering. Medications are not perfect, but they do help some. Talk to his psychiatrist. ...Read more

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What is the typically onset age for paranoid schizophrenia?

What is the typically onset age for paranoid schizophrenia?

Between 16-25 years: Between 16-25 years of age onset for men occurs earlier than women. ...Read more

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I need help! How do I know if I have paranoid schizophrenia?

I need help! How do I know if I have paranoid schizophrenia?

See below: Scheduling appointment and getting evaluated by a qualified mental health professional (psychiatrist, psychologist). Self-diagnosis are not always a great idea. Once you've been diagnosed, you can work on symptom awareness, self-care, coping, etc. ...Read more

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What is a brief summary on the meaning of paranoid schizophrenia?

Some symptoms: Paranoid schizophrenia? hostility or suspiciousness? Flat, expressionless gaze? depression? oversleeping or insomnia? odd or irrational statements? Forgetful; unable to concentrate? Extreme reaction to criticism delusions and hallucinations are also common of a persecutory or grandiose nature (plots/conspiracies). ...Read more

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What is the difference between paranoid schizophrenia and being paranoid?

What is the difference between paranoid schizophrenia and being paranoid?

Disorder Vs Symptom: Paranoid schizophrenia is a psychiatric disorder with paranoia. In the U.S. We recognize five types of schizophrenia: paranoid, disorganized, catatonic, undifferentiated and residual type. The symptom of paranoia can also occur with any of the following: illicit drug use, alcoholism, brain tumor, stroke, dementia, severe anxiety, infection, and heart disease ...Read more

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Can any doc tell me what's paranoid schizophrenia?

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. ...Read more

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Can marijuana cause paranoid schizophrenia?

Can marijuana cause paranoid schizophrenia?

Potentially: If you have family history of thought disorders, such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, or bipolar I disorder with psychotic features, you are at a higher risk than the general population to develop psychosis after smoking marijuana, which may not resolve when you stop smoking. Be careful please. ...Read more

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Can paranoid schizophrenia lead to catatonic schizophrenia?

Can paranoid schizophrenia lead to catatonic schizophrenia?

Not exactly: One individual may have sx characteristic of more than one "type" of schizophrenia. Many people have sx that do not fit exactly into one or another "type". ...Read more

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What is the difference between paranoid schizophrenia and paranoid personality disorder?

Reality: Schizophrenia means a loss of contact with reality. If you read or saw "A beautiful mind" that would be an excellent example of paranoid schizophrenia. A personality disorder does not have this disconnect. ...Read more

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Has hallucinations and delusions about the devil but he does know himself. Does he have paranoid schizophrenia?

Has hallucinations and delusions about the devil but he does know himself. Does he have paranoid schizophrenia?

Psychosis: Not all psychosis is due to schizophrenia. There can be similar delusions in severe depression, bipolar disorder, drug use (esp cocaine, stimulants) and other metabolic disorders, syphyllis, and brain leisons. Early evaluation and treatment is essential for a good outcome. ...Read more

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Can they take away your disability payments if you score well on the wram mcmi mmpi & other iq and psychological tests? I have paranoid schizophrenia

No not necessarily: Just because you have schizophrenia doesn't mean that you should be academically impaired or academically challenged. And if they decide to stop your benefits I would challenge their justifications in doing so. ...Read more

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Are psychiatrists, lmfts, and social workers trying to fit people into categories? I was diagnosed as paranoid schizophrenia but I feel like forced dx

Diagnoses help: Drs make a proper treatment plan and meds 4 clients based on research based guidelines. If u think the diagnosis is wrong, speak w' the therapist about your concerns and try 2 understand why they feel it is accurate. If u have some paranoia u would have trouble trusting people, I hope this helps and that u will try 2 work with ur therapist. Paranoid schizonphrenia is not given lightly get help. ...Read more

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Do I know if I have paranoid schizophrenia?

Suspicion is Key: Schizophrenia is characterized by a disturbance in an individuals cognition and emotion, which impact perception, thought, and language. Two primary symptoms include hallucinations (auditory, visual) and delusions (false belief). If you suspect you have this condition, you should schedule an appointment with your doctor or local mental health center. ...Read more

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What tcan be done about paranoid schizophrenia?

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What tcan be done about paranoid schizophrenia?

Schiz.: Case management with doctor to monitor medications & counselor for therapy. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have paranoid schizophrenia?

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. ...Read more

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What is paranoid schizophrenia? How does someone get it?

Psych disorder: It is a psychiatric disorder manifested by paranoid delusions and deterioration in cognitive, social and behavioral functioning. It appears to be a disorder that is predominately developed genetically, but similar symptoms can occur with chronic abuse of stimulants (i.e. Methamphetamine). ...Read more

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Dr. Daryl Tanski
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Paranoid Schizophrenia (Definition)

Paranoid schizophrenia is a disorder in which an individual experiences delusions, commonly of persecution by others, real or imagined. This disorder is often accompanied by auditory hallucinations (hearing things that aren't there) as well as other perception disturbances which may affect ...Read more


Paranoid (Definition)

Someone who fears others mean to harm him/her in some way. They may believe or think others are spying on them or plotting to kill them. When the fear is totally irrational and without basis it may be delusional ...Read more