What are symptoms of personality disorder and paranoid schizophrenia?

These are two big. questions. You might want to do your own research on each, as they are separate. Try psychologytoday.com. Try nimh.org. PSTY disorders are largely a group of non-psychotic, unlearned behaviors that result in chronic, characteristic maladaptive experiences. Paranoid Schizophrenia is a psychotic state. Symptoms are usually hallucinations/delusions of the grandiose or persecutory type.

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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...

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...

Husband on lexapro, (escitalopram) and is mom is paranoid schizophrenia. Four of her six siblings had this disease. What are the odds of my kids getting it?

20-22 times more . The odds of your kids getting schizophrenia is approximately 20-25%. Kids grandmother having schizophrenia increases the risk of your kids to have the d/o upto 5% more than general population. Uncles, may add 4%. Your husband's risk of having schizophrenia is approx. 30% b/c of his mother and his 4 siblings. Read more...
Significant chances. Schizophrenia is in many cases found to run in familities. Is a complex syndrome with different presentation and symptoms. Read more...
Consider this- Look at it like this. The likelihood of your kids developing schizophrenia are far less then them getting it. And, at the present time, there is nothing we really know which can either cause or prevent it's occurrence. I don't mean to sound at all insensitive and i understand the worry, but it's kind of like the serenity prayer regarding accepting stuff we can't control. Good luck. Read more...
Risk. Risk of schizophrenia in general population is 1%. With one afflicted parent is 10%. Two parents 35%. Identical twin is 50%. Read more...

I feel like I have many symptoms of add. I on 20 mg of zyprexa for my paranoid schizophrenia. Is it possible I have add as well? Things have changed

See your doctor. It's difficult to say whether the medication is affecting how you feel or if it something else. I would consult your doctor and keep them informed of any changes you have so you can be properly treated. Read more...

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...

Is flat affect a symptom of psychosis or paranoid schizophrenia or depression anxiety? I got my medical records back and they noticed that in me

Klonopin (clonazepam) effects. Thank you for information about feeling anxious and paranoia; and use of Klonopin (clonazepam). Side effects of Klonopin (clonazepam) can be-anxiety, depression, and psychosis. Flat affect indicates decrease emotionality and lack of expression of feelings., it can be due to depression or psychosis. It is not present in Paranoid Schizophrenia See Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, Medication, and Therapy for stress, Relaxation. Read more...
Flat affect simply. means that you were observed not expressing much emotion of one type or the other. It is not necessarily a symptom of major mental illness but can be seen when someone is depressed. The anxiety and depression I see in your history can be a vicious cycle. Please consider seeing a mental health professional, not for medication necessarily, but to learn strategies to deal w/your moods. Peace. Read more...
Flat affect. means without expression or outward emotion as a doctor or interviewer saw you at a specific point in time only. Affect is one of many symptoms that goes into a psych evaluation plus medical, family, behavioral history. If you find this information in your medical record, disturbing, talk to your doctor or mental health professional if you are in treatment to put this in perspective. Read more...

Is paranoid schizophrenia once dignosed a life long mental illness or can a person completey recover from where no meds r needed?

For the most part. It is life long diagnosis . There is a study that suggest up to 10% of patients diagnosed with schizophrenia will be symptom free. Whether this was due to misdiagnosis or the course of illness not clear . Read more...
Schizophrenia. This is not a diagnosis that can be "cured, " but it can be managed and go into remission. Some people may get to a point where meds and other therapy are not needed but this may only be for periods of time. Most stay on meds for life (even when symptoms are in remission) and many continue to receive other therapy during remission also. Read more...

How can I cope with threatening relative- paranoid schizophrenia?

Have you had any. Family sessions with the treating psychiatrist to better learn how to deal with this. If you have access to the provider- you can ask for specific recommendations. Read more...
Options. If threats are credible notify authorities. Most states have civil commitment laws and if legal criteria are satisfied individuals with psychiatric illness who are at increased risk for violence can be mandated to treatment. Contact it lucas police department, probate court or 911. Read more...

How can I deal with threatening relative- paranoid schizophrenia?

Options. If threats are credible notify authorities. Most states have civil commitment laws and if legal criteria are satisfied individuals with psychiatric illness who are at increased risk for violence can be mandated to treatment. Contact it lucas police department, probate court or 911. Read more...