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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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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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What is the difference between paranoid schizophrenia and paranoid personality disorder?

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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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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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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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?

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

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