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Although schizophrenia affects men and women with equal frequency, the disorder often appears earlier in men, usually in the late teens or early twenties, than in women, who are generally affected in the twenties to early thirties.
Schizophrenia often affects a person’s ability to “think straight.” Thoughts may come and go rapidly; the person may not be able to concentrate on one thought for very long and may be easily distracted, unable to focus attention.
Very often, patients with schizophrenia are discharged from the hospital into the care of their family; so it is important that family members learn all they can about schizophrenia and understand the difficulties and problems associated with the illness.
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Schizophrenia cause is not a result of poor parenting, on the contrary the schizophrenia causes in most victims are errors in brain development that arises from genetic and environmental factors.
Although it has been ascertained that schizophrenia appears in males in their teens and 20s in women in 20s and early 30s and that childhood schizophrenia is rare, the schizophrenia cause of this devastating affliction has not reached a solution although there has been extensive research for schizophrenia cause.
Schizophrenia treatment that is geared towards rehabilitation programs for job counseling and training, problem-solving or money-management, social skills and the use of public transportation is found to be the most essential and beneficial post crisis schizophrenia treatment.
www.patrickbharrispsychiatrichospital.com /schizophrenia.htm   (1855 words)

Schizophrenia is a severe brain disease that interferes with normal brain and mental function—it can trigger hallucinations, delusions, paranoia, and significant lack of motivation.
Schizophrenia does not involve multiple personalities and is not the same condition as dissociative identity disorder (also called multiple personality disorder or split personality).
Schizophrenia may be a genetic disorder, since your chances of developing schizophrenia increase if you have a parent or sibling with the condition.
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 Paranoia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Although the diagnosis of pure paranoia is no longer used (having been superseded by the diagnosis of delusional disorder) the use of the term to signify the presence of delusions in general, rather than persecutory delusions specifically, lives on in the classification of paranoid schizophrenia, which denotes a form of schizophrenia where delusions are prominent.
In the unrestricted use of the term, common paranoid delusions can include the belief that the person is being followed, poisoned or loved at a distance (often by a media figure or important person, a delusion known as erotomania or de Clerambault syndrome).
It still might be possible to identify a paranoid in that situation via his unrealistic assessment of the relative threat presented by various enemies, but it is not clear that non-paranoid persons are all that good at this.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Paranoid   (732 words)

Schizophrenia is a chronic and debilitating mental illness that affects up to 1% of the general population.
Schizophrenia is a severe and disabling brain disorder that usually begins in late adolescence or early adulthood, and often lasts in one form or another throughout life.
Schizophrenia symptoms such as self neglect, lack of interest, and social isolation are the most difficult to tolerate and to treat.
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The mood is shallow and inappropirate and often accompanied by giggling or self-satisfied, self-absorbed smiling, or by a lofty manner, grimaces, mannerisms, pranks, hypochondriacal complaints, and reiterated phrases.
PSYweb.com: Schizophrenia (Paranoid Type) - A form of schizophrenia that is characterized by a preoccupation of bizarre delusion(s) of being persecuted or harassed.
PSYweb.com: Schizophrenia (Undifferentiated Type) - A form of schizophrenia that is characterized by a number of schizophrenic symptoms such as delusion(s), disorganized behavior, disorganized speech, flat affect, or hallucinations but does not meet the criteria for any other type of schizophrenia.
www.nurses.info /mental_health_schizophrenia_schizophrenia.htm   (1045 words)

 paranoid schizophrenia (syn. of Schizophrenia)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Schizophrenia is most commonly characterized by both positive symptoms (those additional to normal experience and behavior) and negative symptoms (the lack or decline in normal experience or behavior).
While the reliability of the schizophrenia diagnosis introduces difficulties in measuring the relative effect of genes and environment (for example, symptoms overlap to some extent with severe bipolar disorder or major depression), there is evidence to suggest that a combination of genetic vulnerability and environmental stressors can act in combination to cause schizophrenia.
Research has suggested that schizophrenia is associated with a slight increase in risk of violence, although this risk is largely due to a small sub-group of individuals for whom violence is associated with concurrent substance abuse, active delusional beliefs of threat or persecution, and ceasing effective treatment for previous violent behavior.
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It is further contended that the veteran's service-connected paranoid schizophrenia is of such severity that he is entitled to a total disability rating based on individual unemployability due to service-connected disability.
The medical evidence of record at the time of the reduction of the evaluation for the veteran's service-connected paranoid schizophrenia from 70 percent to 50 percent disabling shows that the veteran's affect was normal, thought processes were logical, sequential, and pertinent, and thought content followed the examiner's questioning.
The Board concludes that the reduction in the evaluation for the veteran's service-connected paranoid schizophrenia from 70 percent to 50 percent, effective in January 1992, was appropriate and fully consistent with the evidence then of record.
www.va.gov /vetapp/files2/9410835.txt   (2968 words)

 Paranoid Schizophrenia - GEODON.COM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
However, studies have shown that paranoid schizophrenia is a biological illness that involves some kind of chemical imbalance in the brain.
One of the first and most basic goals of paranoid schizophrenia treatment is to control the paranoid schizophrenia symptoms of the illness, particularly the positive paranoid schizophrenia symptoms.
People who take their paranoid schizophrenia medication are much more likely to be able to stay out of the hospital than people who stop their paranoid schizophrenia medication.
www.geodon.com /schizophrenia/schizophrenia.html   (2668 words)

 M23. Paranoid Schizophrenia, Ability or Curse.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Clinical schizophrenia is the result of a hyperactive imagination, which is currently out of control and personal discipline.
Schizophrenia must be an aid to human survival, or it would have been bred out long ago.
Schizophrenia is at the the heart of all main stream religion and the occult.
www.exorcist.org.uk /r36i.htm   (1690 words)

 Genetic Role In Paranoid Schizophrenia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Schizophrenia is one of the most serious and, in many ways, the most puzzling of all the psychological disorders.
Despite the many theories of schizophrenia and the thousands of research studies, a complete understanding of the mental disorder continues to elude psychologists and scientists.
Paranoid schizophrenia is perhaps the most widely discussed and researched form of schizophrenia out of the four types (others being "disorganized type," "catatonic type," and "undifferentiated type").
pubpages.unh.edu /~nmadams/schizophrenia.html   (463 words)

 Useful Information on ... Paranoia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
People with a paranoid outlook on life rarely come to the attention of clinicians--it is not in their nature to seek help.
Paranoid thinking and behavior are hallmarks of the form of schizophrenia called "paranoid schizophrenia." Individuals with paranoid schizophrenia commonly have extremely bizarre delusions or hallucinations, almost always on a specific theme.
In contrast, people with relatively milder paranoid disorders may have such symptoms as delusions of persecution or delusional jealousy, but not the prominent hallucinations or impossible, bizarre delusions of paranoid schizophrenia.
www.hoptechno.com /paranoia.htm   (2528 words)

 Paranoid Schizophrenia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Paranoid schizophrenia is one of several types of schizophrenia and is the most commonly seen form worldwide.
Paranoid schizophrenia is the most common type of schizophrenia in most parts of the world.
In this type of schizophrenia the individual has feelings of being persecuted or plotted The formal diagnosis of paranoid bipolar schizophrenia rests on these symptoms which can be evaluated by The formal diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia rests on these symptoms which can be evaluated by Home; Medical Reference; Encyclopedia (English) Toggle: English / Spanish.
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 Paranoid Schizophrenia.com - Introduction to Schizophrenia
Paranoid schizophrenia - These persons are very suspicious of others and often have grand schemes of persecution at the root of their behavior.
Disorganized schizophrenia (Hebephrenic Schizophrenia) - In this case the person is verbally incoherent and may have moods and emotions that are not appropriate to the situation.
Schizophrenia is generally recognized now as a disease of the brain (with significant data that supports the belief that it is a neurodevelopment problem in the brain) in which the brain is physically damaged (see images of brain with schizophrenia), and unfortunately the noticable symptoms of schizophrenia are usually quite late in the disease process.
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 Schizophrenia.com, paranoid schizophrenia - schizophrenia cause, schizophrenia treatments
Psychosis,” a common condition in schizophrenia, is a state of mental impairment marked by hallucinations, which are disturbances of sensory perception, and/or delusions, which are false yet strongly held personal beliefs that result from an inability to separate real from unreal experiences.
Although some people who later develop schizophrenia may have seemed different from other children at an early age, the psychotic symptoms of schizophrenia hallucinations and delusions — are extremely uncommon before adolescence.
Schizophrenia often affects a person’s ability to “think straight.” Thoughts may come and go rapidly; the person may not be able to concentrate on one thought for very long and may be easily distracted, unable to focus attention.
www.schizophrenia.com /family/sz.overview.htm   (5806 words)

 Paranoid Schizophrenia
In the paranoid form of this disorder, they develop delusions of persecution or personal grandeur.
The first signs of paranoid schizophrenia usually surface between the ages of 15 and 34.
The causes of schizophrenia are still under debate.
www.healthsquare.com /mc/fgmc2415.htm   (912 words)

 Understanding Schizophrenia
Schizophrenia can vary in intensity, severity and frequency of both psychotic and residual symptoms from person to person.
Some theories suggest that because schizophrenia most often first occurs during the hormonal changes of puberty, these changes in biochemistry set off the illness in those who are at risk.
Antipsychotic medications under the supervision of a psychiatrist is the treatment of choice for schizophrenia, because the illness is related to biochemical imbalances.
hcpc.uth.tmc.edu /schizophrenia.htm   (1808 words)

 Fear-signal responses characterize paranoid schizophrenia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Paranoid cognition in people with schizophrenia appears to stem from a misinterpretation of fear signals due to an internal breakdown in the regulation of the systems that process these signals, investigators suggest.
In comparison with nonparanoid schizophrenia patients and controls, schizophrenia patients with paranoid cognition produced excessive arousal responses to fearful stimuli, suggesting a heightened autonomic responsivity, while nonparanoid patients and controls showed similar arousal responses.
However, paranoid patients were distinguished by a reduction in the lateral prefrontal cortex relative to both nonparanoid patients and controls.
www.psychiatrysource.com /psychsource/News/article412.htm   (342 words)

 Paranoid Schizophrenia - Articles, Audio on Paranoid Schizophrenia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The first signs of paranoid schizophrenia usually surface between the ages of 15 and 34.
The essential feature of Paranoid Schizophrenia is preoccupation with one or more systematized delusions or with frequent auditory hallucinations related to a single theme.
Some evidence suggests that the prognosis for the Paranoid Type, particularly with regard to occupational functioning and capacity for independent living, may be considerably better than for other types of schizophrenia.
www.healthyplace.com /Communities/Thought_Disorders/site/paranoid_schizophrenia.asp   (373 words)

 Paranoid Schizophrenia: Information on paranoid schizophrenia symptom, paranoid schizophrenia type, paranoid ...
Paranoid Schizophrenia type: These people are suspicious, sensitive, egocentric, whose life revolves about the theme of persecution.
The delusions of the paranoid, are reinforced by persecutory hallucinations.
Fear of the omnipresent and persistent enemies may evaluate and drive the paranoid to homicide (as a measure of self-defense) or to suicide (a form of escape).
www.depression-guide.com /paranoid-schizophrenia.htm   (272 words)

 Paranoid Schizophrenia - Page 1
With proper treatment, patients with paranoid schizophrenia may be better able to function in the workplace and live on their own.
Paranoid schizophrenia tends to run in families, but environmental factors that affect the development of the brain of a fetus may play a role in the development of the illness.
Paranoid schizophrenia is diagnosed by a physician when patients report hearing voices and/or feeling as though they are being persecuted, but do not have symptoms distinguished by other types of schizophrenia, such as “flat affect” (reduced expression of emotion) and disorganized thoughts and behavior.
emotional.health.ivillage.com /schizophreniapsychosis/paranoidschizophrenia.cfm   (421 words)

 Lifespan's A - Z Health Information Library - Schizophrenia - paranoid type
In this type of schizophrenia, the individual has feelings of being persecuted or plotted against.
Paranoid schizophrenia usually does not involve the disorganized speech and behavior that is seen in other types of schizophrenia.
Patients with paranoid schizophrenia typically are tense, suspicious, guarded, and reserved.
www.lifespan.org /adam/healthillustratedencyclopedia/1/000936.html   (185 words)

 IPT Journal - "Finally! An Instant Cure for Paranoid Schizophrenia: MPD"
Because schizophrenia is generally considered to have a high genetic loading, the likelihood of "cure" by any known psychiatric method is minimal and the prospect of transmitting the disease to one's children and grandchildren is real.
Paranoids, because they have impairments in reality testing and significant compromises in their ability to differentiate between fact and fantasy, are likely to convert this fantasy into a delusion.
Paranoid schizophrenics who are incorporating sex abuse into their delusions, who are then being given the MPD diagnosis are indeed victims.
www.ipt-forensics.com /journal/volume6/j6_2_2.htm   (5462 words)

 Of Paranoid Schizophrenia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Psychologist overcomes paranoid schizophrenia Forwarded by Frank White Frederick Frese's astonishing story is simply this: Thirty years ago, he was locked up in an Ohio mental hospital, dazed and...
Schizophrenia, a disease of the brain, is one of the most disabling and emotionally devastating illnesses known to man. Thought disorder is the diminished ability to think clearly and...
Paranoid schizophrenia usually does not involve the disorganization of speech and...
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