Difference between OCD and paranoid delusions?

Anxiety v. psychosis. Ocd has two major components: intrusive and inappropriate thoughts (not worries about real-life problems), and repetitive behaviors aimed at preventing or reducing distress. With ocd, people recognize that the thoughts are creations of their own anxious minds. With paranoid delusions, people have fixed beliefs that they believe are actually true in the real world--even though they are false.

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How do OCD and schizophrenia with paranoid delusions differ?

Very different. Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and often disabling brain disorder with psychotic symptoms like hallucinations, delusions, and thought disorder. Depending on treatment, people may or may not be able to hold jobs or relate well to others. Ocd is an anxiety disorder, and is not psychotic. It's characterized by obsessive thoughts and compulsive, ritualized behaviors. Both can be treated. Read more...
Intensity. With sone exception patients with obese ruins of ocd know that they are not based in reality. Those with delusions have lost this understanding. Read more...

What's the difference between paranoid delusions and anxiety?

Anxiety vs paranoia. Someone suffering from paranoid delusion is convinced that what they believe is true in spite of all evidence to the contrary. They cannot be talked out of their delusion nor can they be comforted. Someone with anxious thoughts is usually fretting the future in spite of the fact that what they are fearing is unlikely to happen. They do not argue with that lack of likelihood, but will complain that they cannot control their thoughts. Read more...

How can you help someone with paranoid delusions?

Make sure they get. psychiatric help and medication. Paranoia tends to get worse without treatment and they may see you as a threat as well without treatment. Read more...

For what reason grandiose delusions and paranoid delusions don't go away?

Brain disorder. Many general medical and psychiatric illnesses are life long, and the symptoms last forever. This is true for diabetes, high blood pressure, sickle cell anemia, and so on. Many psychiatric illnesses have symptoms that last the entire person's life. With continued treatment, symptoms can remain in remission. Please keep in mind that if a person has schizophrenia, treatment needs to be lifelong. Read more...

Help docs! My mom has been having paranoid delusions?

Get her evaluated. By a psychiatrist. She may need hospitalization and/ or medication. Read more...
Paranoid delusions. If this is true about your mother, she needs to see her physician or psychiatrist for urgent evaluation. Other things besides psychotic illness can cause paranoid delusions, including medications or recreational drugs/alcohol; delirium due to other medical problems like infection, out-of-control diabetes, strokes or tia's, etc. If she refuses evaluation, ask her doctor about involuntary process. Read more...

Anyone living well with severe paranoid delusions?

I doubt it. There's no way to know for sure. I've certainly never met anyone living well with severe paranoid delusions. It's hard to picture how anyone might, as this symptom means a fearful existence avoiding imagined threats that seem always to be nearby. Read more...

Extreme paranoid delusions are usually what kinds?

Variety of delusions. Delusions (demonstrably untrue beliefs held with strong conviction) can be classified as either non-bizarre or bizarre. An example of a non-bizarre delusion: "the police are monitoring my behavior." example of a bizarre delusion: "aliens have removed my brain." a "paranoid delusion" typically refers to a delusion of persecution, or a belief that someone is intending one harm. Read more...

Are paranoid delusions part of hormone imbalance?

Not generally. "hormone imbalance" can encompass a great many things, including all kinds of mood instability, agitation, appetite changes, and sleep disturbances. Paranoid delusions are not a usual part of this, though. Seeing your physician -- and probably also a psychiatrist -- would be a very good idea. They can investigate possible causes and recommend helpful treatments. Read more...