What should I do about my brothers paranoid schizophrenia?

Encourage treatment. Without treatment, long term suffering is typical. Since it is not possible for the patient to tell the difference between real and hallucinations, value of treatment may not be apparent to the patient, especially at first. Without support of family and friends, treatment tends to be spotty, resulting in extra suffering. Medications are not perfect, but they do help some. Talk to his psychiatrist.
Help keep appts. The best thing you can do is help him make and keep his appointments with a board certified psychiatrist. Staying on the medication is the biggest problem for many with schizophrenia. It can be very challenging to do this and you should be congratulated for trying to help your brother. For you, find a nami support group to attend in your area.

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Can you tell me about paranoid schizophrenia?

Information. Mayo clinic defines schizophrenia as “a severe brain disorder in which people interpret reality abnormally. Schizophrenia may result in some combination of hallucinations, delusions, and extremely disordered thinking and behavior.” paranoia is a significant theme in this type of schizophrenia. Please see full article at :. 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...

I have paranoid schizophrenia and don't know too much about it. Can schizophrenia give you feelings of impending doom?

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...

My 51 yr old brother has paranoid schizophrenia. He's relapse is more often despite confinement and medication. What should we do? Pls help.

Ask his MD. Schizophrenia is a very serious and chronic mental illness that is often difficult to treat. Patients often stop their meds. So it is important to watch him take his meds. To address this problem there are long acting inject-able meds. Which can be given every 2-3 weeks. Clozaril (clozapine) is considered one of the most effective drugs for this illness but it can cause serious side effects. Ask his md. Read more...
Options. Takes medicine? If yes then Clozapine should be considered as a treatment option of other medications have proven ineffective if no, then consideration should be given to long acting antipsychotic by injection also insure other conditions are treated including substance use disorder. Read more...

Diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and too scared to eat for the last four days, looking for the best way to get help? I have been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia for about three years. I am too scared to eat currently and haven't consumed any ca

Hello. . Hello. I am not directly responding to the heart of your question. I took care of a patient who had similar concerns about his food being poisoned. We were able to work around it by providing food that was in tamper proof containers like cans. That way the food could be opened right in front of him and he knew it had not been tampered with. Have you and your doctor explored this option? Read more...
Have . Have you tried to use a telemedicine option? That way you will not have any physical contact with your doctor. Since you mentioned that being among doctors is your biggestt trigger, i wonder if this option could help the communication. All you need for that is an internet connection and a computer running a video communications program such as skype. You are welcome to call my office at 877-483-2071 if you would like to learn more about it. Read more...
Seek help. Schizophrenia is very treatable. If currently prescribed then continue to take medication. If not under mds care it should be sought out. Read more...

Has hallucinations and delusions about the devil but he does know himself. Does he have paranoid schizophrenia?

Psychosis. Not all psychosis is due to schizophrenia. There can be similar delusions in severe depression, bipolar disorder, drug use (esp cocaine, stimulants) and other metabolic disorders, syphyllis, and brain leisons. Early evaluation and treatment is essential for a good outcome. Read more...

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...