9 doctors weighed in:

What is paranoid schizophrenia? How does someone get it?

9 doctors weighed in
Dr. J. Kirk Clopton
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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).

In brief: 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).
Dr. J. Kirk Clopton
Dr. J. Kirk Clopton
Thank
Dr. Shamshad Haroon
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Genetic

It is a specific type where pts have delusions of persecutions that the world is out to get them and every one is against them.The most important thing to remember that psychosis is not schizophrenia, when brain chemical Dopamine gets too high, senses can play tricks, so can hear things, see things, smell things, it could be due from sleep lack to drugs to medical issues, but schizophrenia is genetic.

In brief: Genetic

It is a specific type where pts have delusions of persecutions that the world is out to get them and every one is against them.The most important thing to remember that psychosis is not schizophrenia, when brain chemical Dopamine gets too high, senses can play tricks, so can hear things, see things, smell things, it could be due from sleep lack to drugs to medical issues, but schizophrenia is genetic.
Dr. Shamshad Haroon
Dr. Shamshad Haroon
Thank
Dr. Daryl Tanski
Psychiatry

In brief: Diagnosis

Schizophrenia is a disorder of thought.
It is characterized by symptoms if psychosis including hallucinations and delusional thought. Cause is not yet known. Affected people have a genetic vulnerability that was manifested after exposure to stress. Effective treatments are available.

In brief: Diagnosis

Schizophrenia is a disorder of thought.
It is characterized by symptoms if psychosis including hallucinations and delusional thought. Cause is not yet known. Affected people have a genetic vulnerability that was manifested after exposure to stress. Effective treatments are available.
Dr. Daryl Tanski
Dr. Daryl Tanski
Thank

In brief: Being predisposed

This is a type of schizophrenia that is associated with irrational beliefs of being persecuted.
There is a genetic predisposition to having schizophrenia but psychological and social stressors can precipitate it in one who is predisposed.

In brief: Being predisposed

This is a type of schizophrenia that is associated with irrational beliefs of being persecuted.
There is a genetic predisposition to having schizophrenia but psychological and social stressors can precipitate it in one who is predisposed.
Dr. Bernadette Onuoha
Dr. Bernadette Onuoha
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Eric Weisman
Board Certified, Neurology
32 years in practice
9M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors