Do people with paranoid schizophrenia also suffer from disorganized thinking?

Paranoid Schizoph. Paranoid type of schizophrenia have delusions/hallucinations but no disorganized behaviors or affective flattening.
Yes. Disorganized thinking can be a major part of schizophrenia and in fact, it is a particular subtype. The four types of schizophrenia are: 1) paranoid type; 2) disorganized type; 3) catatonic type; 4) undifferentiated type. There can be overlaps between types in terms of symptoms.
Often/not always. Paranoid schizophrenia is remarkable in part because some with this disorder are highly functional and seem completely normal except with respect to the particular their delusion. However, over time, partly because of the constant strain imposed by their belief system, impairment in other areas, including more disorganized thinking, can occur.

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Why do I keep thinking people are talking about me. Like calling me an asperger or gay. I am diagnosed paranoid schizophrenia. Is it related? On meds

Paranoia. by definition means that we can think/feel others are calling us names, thinking poorly of us, etc. Sorry you are dealing w/this. Please continue to see your doctors and consider doing healthy things such as good nutrition, exercise, and sleep. Peace and good health. We are all more than what others think of us, real or not. Read more...

Does my brother have paranoid schizophrenia if he has that weird stare when he looks at people?

Weird stare? Schizophrenia is a chronic mental disorder that cannot be casually diagnosed based on a person's peculiar stare. There are several symptom clusters that help with making a diagnosis. However, if there are symptoms that make you concerned other than the 'weird stare' talk to your physician or call 1-800-950-nami for referral assistance. Read more...
There's more to it. There's much more to it than that. If he's otherwise functioning reasonably, then don't worry too much about the stare. If he is not, then try to get him to some help. Read more...
What other symptoms. Possible, but more essential symptoms need to be present. Evaluation by a psychiatrist is required. Read more...

Please help docs! Is paranoid schizophrenia hereditary?

Can still be treated. Researchers state that a combination of genetic and environmental factors play a role in the development of schizophrenia. If this is a question that you are asking about yourself, or a relative, spouse, or child, you might want to consult with a psychiatrist t find out if the symptoms confirm paranoid schizophrenia. There is hope for this condition! Read more...
Genetics. The risk of one identical twin having schizophrenia if the other twin has it is 50%. This is greater then the risk in the general population of 1%. Read more...

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. Read more...

Could paranoia as a child turn into paranoid schizophrenia as an adult?

Yes, it is possible . However, not every paranoid child grows up to be a paranoid adult, especially if their circumstances change or they receive corrective therapy. Best wishes. Read more...
Depends . Time is needed to assess. Schizophrenia affects 1% of the population. Paranoia, depending on how it is manifesting , may be unrelated to schizophrenia. Read more...

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

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

What would the life expectancy of someone that has paranoid schizophrenia be?

Decreased. People with schizophrenia tend to have a decreased life expectancy of about 12–15 years. This is primarily because of its association with obesity, sedentary lifestyles, and smoking. There is an increased risk of suicide but this plays more of a minor role in comparison to the lifestyle choices. Read more...
Shorter. Patients with schizophrenia die 20 years earlier then the general population. The most common cause if death is cardiovascular illness. Read more...