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What to do if I have paranoid schizophrenia and major depression in one making me schizoaffective depressive type ..What are the symptoms?

What to do if I have paranoid schizophrenia and major depression in one making me schizoaffective depressive type ..What are the symptoms?

Schizoaffective: The symptoms of schizoaffective disorder include what are called positive symptoms such as hallucinations or delusions. The person they hear the room thoughts as being spoken aloud outside their head. The hallucinations tend to be auditory in nature so that the person hears voices talking at them but not with them inside their mind. The person they feel that they can magically read other people's thoughts or the others can magically insert thoughts into their mind or steal thoughts from their mind. They may feel as if the tv or radio are talking about them. The depressive symptoms include insomnia, sadness, feeling depressed, being suicidal, feeling hopeless hopeless worthless or guilty and having a decreasedsex drive. It is also possible to have excessive sleepiness. Appetite may go up or down causing weight gain or weight loss.If you feel like you are suffering from this, it is imperative that you see your family doctor for a physicalexam toexclude physical causes and then to see a psychiatristfor a medication evaluation and diagnostic evaluation. Additionally psychotherapy could be quite helpful.Some of my colleagues may add in other forms of treatment that are also used in this condition. ...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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How can paranoid and schizophrenia relate to each other?

How can  paranoid and schizophrenia relate to each other?

A type: Schizophrenia, a thought disorder has variety of symptoms[hallucinations, delusions, withdrawal, minimal speech or social interaction] if the thought content is dominated by concerns about others talking about you, laughing at you, planning to harm you that is schizophrenia paranoid type. ...Read more

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Do i know if I have paranoid schizophrenia?

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?

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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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