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How to I get my adult son who is a paranoid schizophrentic to calm down?

How to I get my adult son who is a paranoid schizophrentic to calm down?

Change medications: Immediately, watch for any environmental stimuli that may aggravate his agitation and attempt to remove them. He is likely agitated due to his psychosis and that indicates that his medications are not working well and may need to be changed. ...Read more

Dr. Kevin Passer
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Schizophrenia (Definition)

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


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What is paranoid schizophrenia? How does someone get it?

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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Im paranoid all the time i always think people are out to get me, don't trust people including my family is this schizophrenia?

Im paranoid all the time i always think people are out to get me, don't trust people including my family is this schizophrenia?

Get help now: Paranoia or having false beliefs can occur for many reasons besides schizophrenia, eg. sensory deficits, past trauma, anxiety, brain injuries, certain drugs etc. Start by seeing your pcp or ask for referral to a mental health professional. You need an evaluation to identify what's causing your paranoia. Paranoia is debilitating and can be helped. Go to urgent care if necessary. Hope this helps you ...Read more

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How can I get treated for paranoid schizophrenia?

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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Could paranoia as a child turn into paranoid schizophrenia as an adult?

Depends : Time is needed to assess. Schizophrenia affects 1% of the population. Paranoia, depending on how it is manifesting , may be unrelated to schizophrenia. ...Read more

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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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If I have paranoid schizophrenia and I stop taking antipsychotics will I get voices again?

If I have paranoid schizophrenia and I stop taking antipsychotics will I get voices again?

Schizophrenia: It is essential to remain on your antipsychotic medication both to slow worsening of symptoms and to prevent further positive & negative psychotic symptoms. ...Read more

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Is this sudden paranoia attack schizophrenia? My sister is in her late 30s and just started and quit a highly stressful job in 2 months. Upon quitting the job she has been highly delusional that the company in question is after to get her and the authorit

Is this sudden paranoia attack schizophrenia? My sister is in her late 30s and just started and quit a highly stressful job in 2 months. Upon quitting the job she has been highly delusional that the company in question is after to get her and the authorit

Schizophrenia: It is possible that this stress caused her to become paranoid without necessarily being schizophrenia, especially if there has been no history of this disorder. She really needs to consult with a mental health professional before this state becomes too established. Ask your doctor for a referral. I wish you and she the best. ...Read more

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What is the difference between paranoid and undifferenciated schizophrenia?

What is the difference between paranoid and undifferenciated schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia: manifests in disjointed thinking, often including auditory or visual hallucinations. Paranoid schizophrenia includes thoughts and feelings of persecution or being spied on. Undifferentiated schizophrenia is a broader diagnosis, w/out specifics such as paranoid, affective/emotional, catatonic, etc. Peace and good health. Schizophrenia, unlike the movies, is NOT multiple personality disorder. ...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


Dr. Lily Bhattacharya
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Paranoia (Definition)

Paranoia is a symptom in which the individual's thought process is pervaded by ...Read more