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What's the difference between paranoid schizophrenia and non-paranoid schizo?

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Dr. Susan Downs
Psychiatry
7 doctors agree

In brief: Paranoia

Paranoid schizophrenia is marked by belief that persons or entities are after and want to hurt the patient.

In brief: Paranoia

Paranoid schizophrenia is marked by belief that persons or entities are after and want to hurt the patient.
Dr. Susan Downs
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Dr. Adriana Cordal
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Fear of persecution

The differences can be subtle at times.
However, paranoid schizophrenia presents with delusions of persecution and auditory hallucinations without many of the other problems (thought disorder, bizarre affect or behaviors). On first listen, the delusions may be plausible, although they tend to be pervasive and affect the way the person relates to others (mistrust or even aggression).

In brief: Fear of persecution

The differences can be subtle at times.
However, paranoid schizophrenia presents with delusions of persecution and auditory hallucinations without many of the other problems (thought disorder, bizarre affect or behaviors). On first listen, the delusions may be plausible, although they tend to be pervasive and affect the way the person relates to others (mistrust or even aggression).
Dr. Adriana Cordal
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