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Tell me about "paranoid personality disorder"?

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Tell me about "paranoid personality disorder"?

Paranoid: Is one of cluster a personality disorders, classified along with schizoid & schizotypal personality disorders. It is a pervasive global mistrust of others & preoccupation with hidden motives & suspiciousness, severe enough to interfere with daily functioning. ...Read more

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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


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What are paranoid delusions?

What are paranoid delusions?

Paranoid delusion: Are fantasies that someone wants to do you harm that have no basis in reality. When someone suffers from paranoia they tend to be tormented by these kind of delusions and spend their life obsessively trying to defend themselves from those they feel want to hurt them. ...Read more

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What would experts say about accepted psychotic personality disorder triad?

What would experts say about accepted psychotic personality disorder triad?

???: There is no "psychotic personality disorder, " -- thus i don't know of any triad associated with it. Is it possible you mean something else? Another type of personality disorder, perhaps? ...Read more

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Anyone know about anxiety vs panic disorder?

Anyone know about anxiety vs panic disorder?

Anxiety is a symptom: Of a number of physical and psychiatric illnesses. There may be no pnic attacks at all. Panic disorder by definition involves discrete panic attacks. ...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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Does all schizophrenia involve paranoia? Is paranoid schizophrenia a different condition than schizophrenia?

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

No.: Schizophrenia is a chronic brain disorder that affects perception, cognition (thinking), emotion, communication & behavior. Different subtypes have been identified. The most salient symptoms of persons diagnosed w/ "paranoid" subtype are paranoia (thoughts about being persecuted by a person/group &/or about conspiracies) & hallucinations (typically hearing &/or seeing things that aren't there). ...Read more

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How do OCD and schizophrenia with paranoid delusions differ?

How do OCD and schizophrenia with paranoid delusions differ?

Very different: Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and often disabling brain disorder with psychotic symptoms like hallucinations, delusions, and thought disorder. Depending on treatment, people may or may not be able to hold jobs or relate well to others. Ocd is an anxiety disorder, and is not psychotic. It's characterized by obsessive thoughts and compulsive, ritualized behaviors. Both can be treated. ...Read more

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What's the difference between OCD obsessive?Thoughts and schizophrenia? Delusional thoughts?

What's the difference between OCD obsessive?Thoughts and schizophrenia? Delusional thoughts?

Insight: People with obsessions realize that their thoughts are unreasonable and unrealistic and have insight into their thoughts. By definition, a delusion is a false belief but a person thinks it is true. Ocd is considered an anxiety d/o whereas delusions are a problem with one's thoughts. ...Read more

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Explain to me the psychopathology of paranoid schizophrenia?

Chemical imbalance : This illness may be hereditary. If the brain doesn't have the right amount of chemicals, mental illness occurs. Pos symptoms like hallucinations and paranoia happen and negative symptoms like withdrawal, poorly constructed speech/affect occur. With proper medication and monitoring these problems need not continue. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of personality disorder and paranoid schizophrenia?

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 largely a group of non-psychotic, unlearned behaviors that result in chronic, characteristic maladaptive experiences. Paranoid Schizophrenia is a psychotic state. Symptoms are usually hallucinations/delusions of the grandiose or persecutory type. ...Read more

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What's the difference between paranoid schizophrenia and non-paranoid schizo?

Paranoia: Paranoid schizophrenia is marked by belief that persons or entities are after and want to hurt the patient. ...Read more

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For what reason grandiose delusions and paranoid delusions don't go away?

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 cell anemia, and so on. Many psychiatric illnesses have symptoms that last the entire person's life. With continued treatment, symptoms can remain in remission. Please keep in mind that if a person has schizophrenia, treatment needs to be lifelong. ...Read more

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Homicidal and suicidal thoughts, people I recognise but haven't met yell at me, paranoid, agoraphobia, and other weird fears?

Homicidal and suicidal thoughts, people I recognise but haven't met yell at me, paranoid, agoraphobia, and other weird fears?

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 born with Wonder of Life Force giving you Breath of Life; due to which you have lived for 16 years and are still alive. You deserve Healing. Call 911 for ER, or ask a close family member or friend take you to ER, and call Suicide and Crisis center. ...Read more

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Dementia, schizophrenia, hellucination, how do they related?

Dementia, schizophrenia, hellucination, how do they related?

Clarification needed: If the person has chronic psychiatric illness involving schizophrenia, then the down the road, this person may develop dementia due to functional and cognitive decline. There are times when this person may develop hallucinations. If the person never has all three conditions, you may need a psychiatric consultation as well geriatric consultation so that the quality of life can be improve. ...Read more

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Anyone ever hear of nonverbal learning disorder?

Anyone ever hear of nonverbal learning disorder?

Yes: These are more common in young children. You should seak a child psychologist or a child psychiatrist who specializes in learning disabilities and they will be better able to explain whether someone has it and how to deal with it. ...Read more

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Know anything about pervasive developmental disorder?

Know anything about pervasive developmental disorder?

Yes: I have treated many. This is in the autistic spectrum. Call the autism research institute in san diego for referral to a defeat autism now doc. It is treatable. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about adult antisocial personality disorder?

It can be dangerous: This is a personality characterized by attitudes that are not merely disinterested in the well being of others, but actually interested in opposing that. They can, therefore, do intentionally cruel or damaging things. Neither sympathy nor compassion will prevent them and depending on other things, even laws might not make them stop. Life is risky for others near them and for themselves. ...Read more

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What to do about schizophrenia, anxiety, ocd, paranoia or is this real?

What to do about schizophrenia, anxiety, ocd, paranoia or is this real?

You question: is not clear. Please rephrase and explain why you are asking about these multiple mental illnesses. ...Read more

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What is paranoid behavior disorder?

What is paranoid behavior disorder?

Suspiciousness : Paranoia can be mild to severe and can be a symptom of a mental disorder. There can be a distrust and suspiciousness of others or delusions that someone is intending harm to oneself. Paranoia can also be an unwanted side effect of marijuana intoxication. Paranoia can influence a person to behave as if the suspicions or delusions are true. Such behaviors might not be appropriate to the situation. ...Read more

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Difference between OCD and paranoid delusions?

Difference between OCD and paranoid delusions?

Anxiety v. psychosis: Ocd has two major components: intrusive and inappropriate thoughts (not worries about real-life problems), and repetitive behaviors aimed at preventing or reducing distress. With ocd, people recognize that the thoughts are creations of their own anxious minds. With paranoid delusions, people have fixed beliefs that they believe are actually true in the real world--even though they are false. ...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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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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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?

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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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 is paranoid schizophrenia? What are its symptoms?

What is paranoid schizophrenia? What are its symptoms?

By definition: Paranoid schizophrenia leads one to feel that others are trying to hurt you, even when there is not actually real intent on the part of others to do harm. It couls also make one think that things are doomed. Find a good therapist and a psychiatrist, since medication is very important to treat this condition. Good luck and let us know how you do. ...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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What should I do about my brothers paranoid schizophrenia?

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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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Is it possible to tell if you have paranoid schizophrenia?

Is it possible to tell if you have paranoid schizophrenia?

Why risk guessing?: Schizophrenia is a brain disorder that can affect judgment. It's also a condition that many misunderstand or know little about, ; as a result, those affected by it cn feel stigmatized. People like law professor elyn saks are changing this by sharing her experiences. She's helped those who love her ; everyone else better understand what it's like living w/ a brain disorder: http://bit.Ly/n2lelx. ...Read more

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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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How to tell someone that they may be paranoid schizophrenia?

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. ...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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How can I cope with threatening relative- paranoid schizophrenia?

Have you had any: Family sessions with the treating psychiatrist to better learn how to deal with this. If you have access to the provider- you can ask for specific recommendations. ...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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How can I deal with threatening relative- paranoid schizophrenia?

How can I deal with threatening relative- paranoid schizophrenia?

Options: If threats are credible notify authorities. Most states have civil commitment laws and if legal criteria are satisfied individuals with psychiatric illness who are at increased risk for violence can be mandated to treatment. Contact it lucas police department, probate court or 911. ...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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What are the main differences between paranoid schizophrenia and bipolarity?

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Bipolar vs. schizoph: Both can have psychotic symptoms but the psychosis in bipolar is congruant with the mood. ...Read more

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Please tell me what will happen if a paranoid schizophrenia doesn't take her pills?

Schizophrenia: There is a great risk of decompensation, becoming unstable, hallucinating, and needing emergency level care if not involuntary hospitalization, depending on severity of symptoms. ...Read more

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Does my brother have paranoid schizophrenia if he has that weird stare when he looks at people?

Weird stare?: Schizophrenia is a chronic mental disorder that cannot be casually diagnosed based on a person's peculiar stare. There are several symptom clusters that help with making a diagnosis. However, if there are symptoms that make you concerned other than the 'weird stare' talk to your physician or call 1-800-950-nami for referral assistance. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Kevin Passer
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Schizophrenia (Definition)

A chronic mental disorder characterized by loss of touch with reality (psychosis), often with paranoia, delusions, and auditory hallucinations, ...Read more