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Doctor insights on: Treatment For Paranoid Delusions

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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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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


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

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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Are anti psychotics an effective treatment for borderline personality disorder?

Are anti psychotics an effective treatment for borderline personality disorder?

General not: Generally anti-psychotics are not effective, especially by themselves for bpd. There are effective psychotherapies. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for paranoid personality?

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Paranoid Personality: Treatment is challenging, due to reduced levels of trust, however, psychotherapy & medications (antipsychotics, antidepressants, anxiolytics) play a role in tx. ...Read more

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What is an effective treatment for hppd- hallucinagen persisting perceptual disorder?

What is an effective treatment for hppd- hallucinagen  persisting perceptual disorder?

The modal HPPD: patient turns out to have complex partial epilepsy. Seizure activity that starts or spreads to homotypic visual or auditory association cortex gives rise to formed visual and auditiory hallucinations. Seizures activating heteromodal association cortex tend to give more complicated seizure types. Seizures arising from primary sensory cortex give unformed hallucinations that may evolve to formed. ...Read more

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What are your treatment options for bipolar disorder and schizophrenia?

What are your treatment options for bipolar disorder and schizophrenia?

Treatment Options: Bipolar disorder Tx Meds fall into classes of mood stabilizers (Lithium?/ anticonvulsants like valproic acid, divalproex or lamotrigine) & atypical antipsychotics (Quetiapine, aripiprazole, olanzapine or risperidone). Schizophrenia is treated with antipsychotics.Other tx: psychoeducation, cognitive behavioral therapy, psychotherapy & family or group therapy. ...Read more

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Why isn't there treatment for antisocial personality disorder?

Why isn't there treatment for antisocial personality disorder?

The number one: Reason why there is little treatment available for antisocial personality disorder is that the person does not feel the need nor the desire for treatment. ...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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Is trifluoperazine for anxiety or schizophrenia?

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Is trifluoperazine for anxiety or schizophrenia?

Stelazin: Due to potential for side-effects, some of which may be irreversible such as tardive dyskinesia, do not recommend off-label use. Use only for psychotic symptoms. ...Read more

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Can there be any long lasting treatment for paranoid personality disorder?

Can there be any long lasting treatment for paranoid personality disorder?

WEll...: Possibly. Here is the problem, the individual with paranoia often does not remain in long -term therapy because their paranoia creeps into the patient - doctor relationship. Eroded trust often equates to exiting therapy. ...Read more

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What are treatments for schizoid personality disorder?

Read NIH fact sheet: Nih fact sheet: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001918/ this is a personality disorder with several specific criteria that need time (several visits) to be clarified with your treating psychiatrist. You can ask your primary doctor for a referral. ...Read more

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Is catatonia and social withdrawal enough for a diagnosis for schizophrenia?

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Is catatonia and social withdrawal enough for a diagnosis for schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia sympto: Symptoms are disorganized thinking/speech such as loosing train of thought or words incoherent , auditory hallucinations, bizarre delusions or delusions of persecution, social withdrawal, poor hygiene, lack of motivation, poor judgement/attention/executive functions. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for catatonic schizophrenia?

What is the treatment for catatonic schizophrenia?

Biopsychosocial: In the late 80's and early 90's the concept of biopsychosocial treatment became very popular. In this treatment paradigm one addressed the biological, psychological and social needs of any patient regardless of diagnosis. In the case of catatonic schizophrenia antipsychotic medications are given, and the patient is gradually reintegrated into society. For severe cases ECT has been effective. ...Read more

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Is treatment for bipolar I different from treatment for bipolar II?

Is treatment for bipolar I different from treatment for bipolar II?

Treatment for bipolar disorder, formerly called manic depression, generally involves medications and mental health counseling (psychotherapy) — whether you have bipolar I or bipolar II: Bipolar II disorder is not a milder form of bipolar I disorder, but a separate diagnosis. While the manic episodes of bipolar I disorder can be severe and dangerous, individuals with bipolar II disorder can be depressed for longer periods, which can cause significant impairment. The types and doses of medications prescribed are based on your particular symptoms. Whether you have bipolar I or II, medications may include: Mood stabilizers. , Mood-stabilizing antipsychotics. , Antidepressants. , Antidepressant-antipsychotic. . In addition to medication for bipolar disorder, other treatment approaches include: Psychotherapy. , Substance abuse treatment. , Treatment programs. , Lifestyle issues. . You may need to try different medications or combinations of medications to determine what works best. So it's important to regularly meet with your psychiatric care provider to see how well your treatment is working. If necessary, your provider may make periodic adjustments to your medication to keep symptoms and side effects under control. ...Read more

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How effective is electroconvulsive shock therapy for bipolar and psychotic disorder?

How effective is electroconvulsive shock therapy for bipolar and psychotic disorder?

ECT: ECT is typically used for cases of severe depression, and not bipolar/psychotic disorders. ECT was once used much more widely than it is now. ...Read more

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Can person with schizotypal personalty and delusion be qualified for schizophrenia?

Can person with schizotypal personalty and delusion be qualified for schizophrenia?

More symptoms: Schizophrenia is characterized by a wider range of symptoms than 'a little bit' of delusion. Hallucinations, illusions, changes in patterns of speech, historical data, etc. Are also necessary for the DX of schizophrenia. ...Read more

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How can treatment for depression differ from treatment for borderline personality disorder?

How can  treatment for depression differ from treatment for borderline personality disorder?

Time and Focus: The first thing to understand is that episodes of depression can-and do-happen in the course of treating bpd. Also many of the symptoms of the two disorders are similar, so at times both the meds and therapy that would be appropriate are likely to look identical. But, in very general terms, bpd depends more heavily on long-term therapy--building a positive sense of self and capacity for trust. ...Read more

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Can you suggest drugs for the delusional psyochosis/schizophrenia, obsessive compulsive disorder?

Can you suggest drugs for the delusional psyochosis/schizophrenia, obsessive compulsive disorder?

Varies: Depends on the age, gender, race, abnomlal bmi, previous medication trials this is not meant to be medical or psychiatric advice. There is no doctor patient relationship.Please call 911 or go to nearest er for psychiatric or medical emergency such si/hi/emotion crisis. ...Read more

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What treatment is needed for histrionic personality disorder?

What treatment is needed for histrionic personality disorder?

Longer, usually: In general, more ingrained troubles take longer (and possibly more intensive) treatment. Cbt/schema therapy, interpersonal, and psychodynamic/analytic approaches are best known in this area. The difficulty is more a part of the person's general functioning (their 'personality') than, say, a phobia, and the therapist must gradually 'show' the patient without rupturing the working relationship. ...Read more

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Paranoid Delusions (Definition)

Deeply rooted feelings of unjust persecution that likely have ...Read more


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Paranoia (Definition)

Deeply rooted ...Read more