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What is the difference between paranoid schizophrenia and being paranoid?
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Dr. Robert Woods
Psychiatry
7 doctors agree
In brief: 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

In brief: 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
Dr. Robert Woods
Dr. Robert Woods
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Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Symptom severity
We often speak of people who tend to assume bad things happen on purpose as "paranoid, " and some peope are more hyper-alert to such events than others.
Paranoid schizophrenia takes this to a much higher level, usually involving hallucinations and delusions where people create elaborate explanations of why things are happening to them that have no basis at all in reality.

In brief: Symptom severity
We often speak of people who tend to assume bad things happen on purpose as "paranoid, " and some peope are more hyper-alert to such events than others.
Paranoid schizophrenia takes this to a much higher level, usually involving hallucinations and delusions where people create elaborate explanations of why things are happening to them that have no basis at all in reality.
Dr. Glen Elliott
Dr. Glen Elliott
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Dr. Ernest Bordini
Clinical Psychology
In brief: Range of disorders
As others have described in prior answers, schizophrenia is chronic condiiton with long term symptoms, and paranoid schiz.
Is one type. As also indicated brief feelings of paranoia can be associated with a variety of medical and psychiatric disorders. Paranoid delusional syndrome involves delusions without other psychotic symptoms, and paranoid personality disorder refers to chronic traits.

In brief: Range of disorders
As others have described in prior answers, schizophrenia is chronic condiiton with long term symptoms, and paranoid schiz.
Is one type. As also indicated brief feelings of paranoia can be associated with a variety of medical and psychiatric disorders. Paranoid delusional syndrome involves delusions without other psychotic symptoms, and paranoid personality disorder refers to chronic traits.
Dr. Ernest Bordini
Dr. Ernest Bordini
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