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Please help docs! is paranoid schizophrenia hereditary?

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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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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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?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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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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