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Why do I keep thinking people are talking about me. Like calling me an asperger or gay. I am diagnosed paranoid schizophrenia. Is it related? On meds

Why do I keep thinking people are talking about me. Like calling me an asperger or gay. I am diagnosed paranoid schizophrenia. Is it related? On meds

Paranoia: By definition means that we can think/feel others are calling us names, thinking poorly of us, etc. Sorry you are dealing w/this. Please continue to see your doctors and consider doing healthy things such as good nutrition, exercise, and sleep. Peace and good health. We are all more than what others think of us, real or not. ...Read more

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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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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How to tell someone that they may be paranoid schizophrenia?

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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What would the life expectancy of someone that has paranoid schizophrenia be?

What would the life expectancy of someone that has paranoid schizophrenia be?

Decreased: People with schizophrenia tend to have a decreased life expectancy of about 12–15 years. This is primarily because of its association with obesity, sedentary lifestyles, and smoking. There is an increased risk of suicide but this plays more of a minor role in comparison to the lifestyle choices. ...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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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?

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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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 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 help docs! Is paranoid schizophrenia hereditary?

Can still be treated: Researchers state that a combination of genetic and environmental factors play a role in the development of schizophrenia. If this is a question that you are asking about yourself, or a relative, spouse, or child, you might want to consult with a psychiatrist t find out if the symptoms confirm paranoid schizophrenia. There is hope for this condition! ...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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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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Will smoking oxycontin cause paranoid schizophrenia?

Will smoking oxycontin cause paranoid schizophrenia?

No: Smoking opiates like heroin or Oxycontin have not been associated with schizophrenia but it clearly means you have a problem with drug abuse and need to seek treatment. ...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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Can any doc tell me what's the difference in schizophrenia and paranoid schizophrenia?

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. ...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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Can you tell me if a parent with paranoid schizophrenia should be raising a child if they are not taking their meds?

Can you tell me if a parent with paranoid schizophrenia should be raising a child if they are not taking their meds?

Depends: In the untreated state schizophrenia could impair an individual's ability to parent their child. However many parents who have been deemed unfit to care for the children don't suffer from schizophrenia. ...Read more

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I have schizophrenia. Paranoid schizophrenia. I have tried all meds, none are working. My psychiatrist cannot help. What to do?

Integration: If you are in need of immediate help, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room. Tell you psychiatrist that you need more help. There are a variety of different ways you can be helped. Seek out more support. Oftentimes the best treatment for paranoid schizophrenia involves a team who can help you integrate medication, therapy and peer support. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What to do if I have schizophrenia. Paranoid schizophrenia. What to do if I have tried all meds, none are working. My psychiatrist is con?

Clozapine: Have you been on clozapine? If you are unhappy with your physician then find another. Being in NYC there are many good academic institutions near you, and there's a good chance of finding someone that is sub specialized specifically in paranoid schizophrenia. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia in 2012 but don't feel like I have it anymore. Will my psychiatrist let me stop medication? Unlikely?

ParanoidSchizophreni: I understand your distress.
Thank you for informing about Anxiety, and Klonopin (clonazepam).
I commend you for overcoming Paranoid Schizophrenia
Klonopin (clonazepam) is not a medication for Paranoid Schizophrenia It is for Anxiety and panic symptoms
Become Captain of your thoughts, feelings, symptoms, and daily activities ;express your feelings and concerns about medication to Psychiatrist; have Therapy for stress. ...Read more

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Would it be called paranoid schizophrenia if one has mistaken ideas about how the world works, but when presented with the truth go back to reality?

Not schizophrenia: Paranoid schizophrenia is a diagnosis determined from a cluster of symptoms. The individual thought processes are fairly fixed on irrational ideas. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia years ago, but my recent MRI shows normal, could I really have schizophrenia or is it something else?

Symptoms change: I would recommend a reevaluation if you're uncertain. Just because you were diagnosed years ago, doesn't mean the symptoms or disorder hasn't changed. Perhaps it is in a remitted state. Perhaps you have learned to manage symptoms so well they are no longer troubling you. Reevaluations in psych are quite common and part of the process in treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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