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Paranoid schizophrenia is the most common type of schizophrenia in most parts of the world.

The clinical picture is dominated by relatively stable, often paranoid, delusions, usually accompanied by hallucinations, particularly of the auditory variety, and perceptual disturbances. Disturbances of affect, volition, and speech, and catatonic symptoms, are not prominent.

Difference between schizophrenia and Paranoid schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that makes it difficult to tell the difference between real and unreal experiences, to think logically, to have normal emotional responses, and to behave normally in social situations. Paranoid schizophrenia is one of several types of schizophrenia, paranoid schizophrenia is a serious, lifelong condition that can lead to many complications, including suicidal behavior. But with effective treatment, you can manage the symptoms of paranoid schizophrenia and work toward leading a happier, healthier life.


* Auditory hallucinations, such as hearing voices * Delusions, such as believing a co-worker wants to poison you * Anxiety * Anger * Emotional distance * Violence * Argumentativeness * Self-important or condescending manner * Suicidal thoughts and behavior

Paranoid schizophrenia is one of the five types of schizophrenia with characteristics specific to paranoid delusions and hallucinations. The exact cause of paranoid schizophrenia remains unknown but scientific evidence suggests that genetics, chemical imbalance in the body and damaged brain regions may be factors that contribute to the development of the disorder.

Paranoid Schizophrenia Risk Factors:

1)Family History 2)Maternal Illness During Pregnancy. 3)Maternal Nutritional Deficiency During Pregnancy. 4)Medical Problems During Pregnancy and Birth. 5)a child born to an older father 6)Childhood abuse and other trauma . 7)Low IQ. 8)Stressful Life Circumstances. 9)Drug Use During Adolescence and Young Adulthood

The main treatments for paranoid schizophrenia are:

1)Medications 2)Psychotherapy 3)Hospitalization 4)Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) 5)Vocational skills training

Medications for paranoid schizophrenia

Medications are a key paranoid schizophrenia treatment. Among the medications most commonly prescribed for paranoid schizophrenia are

First-generation (typical) anti psychotics.

Typical antipsychotics, especially generic versions, are often cheaper than are their newer counterparts, which can be an important consideration when you need long-term treatment

Second-generation (atypical) antipsychotics.

These newer antipsychotic medications are effective at managing hallucinations, delusions and other symptoms, such as loss of motivation and lack of emotion.

Coping with Paranoid schizophrenia:

Coping with an illness as serious as paranoid schizophrenia can be challenging,Here are some ways to cope with paranoid schizophrenia: 1)Learn about paranoid schizophrenia. 2)Join a support group. 3)Stay focused on your goals. 4)Find healthy outlets. 5)Structure your time.

Prevention from paranoid schizophrenia :

Theres no sure way to prevent paranoid schizophrenia. Evidence shows that some signs of schizophrenia may be present from early childhood or even infancy. Early identification and treatment for people at risk of schizophrenia, perhaps starting in childhood, may help get symptoms under control before serious complications develop and may help improve the longterm outlook. Also, sticking with your treatment plan can help prevent relapses or worsening of paranoid schizophrenia symptoms