Top
20
Doctor insights on: Paranoid Schizophrenia Symptoms In Women

Share
1

1
What symptoms occur first in a paranoid schizophrenic patient?

What symptoms occur first in a paranoid schizophrenic patient?

Difficult to say: It is unlikely to find a common symptom that presents first in paranoid schizophrenia. Problems socially or different perceptions of the world may exist long before true paranoia, hallucination, or delusion. Since the disorder is usually diagnosed in the late teens for men and early 20's for women, odd or unusual, even bizarre thinking may be present before the full disorder is identified. ...Read more

Dr. Daryl Tanski
70 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
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

3

3
Do antipsychotics increase negative symptoms in schizophrenia?

Do antipsychotics increase negative symptoms in schizophrenia?

Older antipsychotics: Did not so much increase negative symptoms as simply didn't effectively treat them. The newer antipsychotics can help with both positive and negative symptoms. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
Are hallucinations and paranoia symptoms of borderline personality disorder?

Are hallucinations and paranoia symptoms of borderline personality disorder?

Well...: Significant paranoia is found in paranoid personality disorder. Hallucinations may occur in a person with schizotypal personality disorder. When a person with a borderline personality disorder becomes really stressed they may start getting a little paranoid. Although hallucinations could occur when decompensated it is not usually a hallmark for this type of personality disorder. ...Read more

5

5
Do bipolar people experience psychotic symptoms like hearing voices?

Do bipolar people experience psychotic symptoms like hearing voices?

Acronym "BPD": Acronyms can be confusing, as people might use "bpd" to indicate either borderline personality disorder or bipolar disorder. I'll answer about borderline pd -- which can indeed periodically experience psychotic symptoms like hearing voices, paranoia, and delusions. Hallucinations can arise in the context of intense pain such as abandonment depression -- but aren't usually sustained over time. ...Read more

6

6
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

See 3 more doctor answers
7

7
When do delusions in delusional disorders peak?

When do delusions in delusional disorders peak?

It depends: I suspect you have been waiting for an answer because your question is not clear. What do you mean by "peak?" if you are asking when symptoms are at their worst, it depends on the circumstances and on what is causing the delusions in the first place. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
7 doctors agreed:
8

8
I show symptoms of antisocial personality disorder.

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
7 doctors agreed:
I show symptoms of antisocial personality disorder.

Sociopath: Engaging in antisocial behaviors with no regards to safety of others, such as truancy, theft, criminal behaviors. ...Read more

See 6 more doctor answers
9

9
Doctors are symptoms of depersonalisation common in bi polar one and schizoaffectiive disorder ?

Doctors are symptoms of depersonalisation  common in bi polar one and schizoaffectiive disorder ?

Yes, it can happen: Depersonalization is the sense that things around you aren't real, or that you're observing yourself from outside your body. It can happen in high anxiety/panic, intoxication, some medical conditions, and can be triggered by stress or trauma. It can also happen schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, depression, and bipolar d/o, but isn't particularly diagnostic of any of these conditions. ...Read more

10

10
Can antipsychotics elevate negative symptoms in schizophrenia?

Maybe: Sometimes, antipsychotics, especially the older ones, can cause parkinson's - like side effect. This causes the person to have a "flat" or emotionless appearance to the face. The antipsychotics all also cause sleepiness and a low energy. This may imitate the lack of drive that is also a common negative symptom. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
11

11
Do antipsychotics increase the negative symptoms of schizophrenia (like apathy and social withdrawal)?

Do antipsychotics increase the negative symptoms of schizophrenia (like apathy and social withdrawal)?

No: They don't increase negative symptoms. Unfortunately, they often don't do enough to decrease them either. The negative symptoms are part of the illness itself, not a medication side effect. After the antipsychotics control the positive symptoms, which they do a better job of treating, the negative symptoms are more easily noticed, but they are an inherent and impairing part of the illness. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
4 doctors agreed:
12

12
Do people with paranoid schizophrenia also suffer from disorganized thinking?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
4 doctors agreed:
Do people with paranoid schizophrenia also suffer from disorganized thinking?

Paranoid Schizoph.: Paranoid type of schizophrenia have delusions/hallucinations but no disorganized behaviors or affective flattening. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
13

13
What are delusions that people with schizophrenia have?

A wide range: Delusions associated with schizophrenia can cover the gamut from believing one has superpowers (reading minds, influencing world events, being invulnerable) to fears of persecution (others reading your mind, having devices implanted in the body for various purposes, being made fun of on tv) to grandiose ideas of being sent to save the world or protect it from some specific danger. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
14

14
When schizophrenic people have delusions are they considered delusional or schizophrenic?

When schizophrenic people have delusions are they considered delusional or schizophrenic?

Both: "delusional" is a description only, not a diagnosis. Schizophrenia is a disease and diagnostic entity, and delusions are usually a part of it. Not all delusional people are schizophrenic. ...Read more

15

15
What are symptoms of "antisocial personality disorder" that are first noticed?

What are symptoms of "antisocial personality disorder" that are first noticed?

Antisocial PD: Begins as conduct disorder in childhood or adolescence. Trouble with authority, serious rule breaking, deceit, stealing and aggression toward animals or people are some of the early signs that may indicate a problem. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
3 doctors agreed:
17

17
What are early symptoms of bipolar disorders?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
3 doctors agreed:
What are early symptoms of bipolar disorders?

Early Bipolar: Also in youngsters, irritability and poor sleep patterns are early. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
18

18
Are visual hallucinations a schizophrenic symptom?

Yes: While for many with schizophrenia, auditory hallucinations (hearing voices) is most common, visual hallucinations are also common and can occur in people with schizophrenia. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
19

19
Do symptoms of bipolar disorder commonly show during childhood?

Yes, but different: Children don't usually get the same cycle symptoms that adults get. For instance, manic episodes in childhood are not always the sleepless, risk taking, grandiose life of the adult person in a manic phase. They are usually irritable and aggressive instead. Also, moods can cycle very rapidly from one end to another, even within minutes. To complicate things further, adolescents are all of the above. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
20

20
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

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
1,377 doctors shared insights

Schizophrenia (Definition)

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