Paranoid Schizophernia

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Paranoid Schizophrenia

Abstract

A person diagnosis with the Schizophrenia suffers from with abnormalities of brain structure and function, disorganized speech and behavior, delusions, and hallucinations. Paranoid Schizophrenia is a subtype of Schizophrenia where you also suffer from relatively unaffected mood and cognitive functions. The patient's delusions usually involve persecution and or excessively complicated and unrealistic or both. “There is no known single cause for this disorder” but it is highly treatable. Paranoid Schizophrenia

Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Disorders, (2003) Frey, Rebecca J. defines Schizophrenia as “the most chronic and disabling of the severe mental disorders, associated with abnormalities of brain structure and function, disorganized speech and behavior, delusions, and hallucinations. It is sometimes called a psychotic disorder or a psychosis.” Psychosis means the loss of contact with reality. Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Disorders (2003) Frey, Rebecca J. states that the symptoms for a person who is diagnosis with Schizophrenia very from person to person. A patient’s symptoms can change over time. “Since the nineteenth century, doctors have recognized different subtypes of the disorder, but no single classification system has gained universal acceptance. The symptoms of schizophrenia can appear at any time after age six or seven, although onset during adolescence and early adult life is the most common pattern. There are a few case studies in the medical literature of schizophrenia in children younger than five, but they are extremely rare. Schizophrenia that appears after age 45 is considered late-onset schizophrenia. About 1%–2% of cases are diagnosed in patients over 80.”

One subtype of the disorder is the Paranoid type. “The central feature of this subtype is the presence of auditory hallucinations or delusions alongside relatively unaffected mood and cognitive functions. The patient's delusions usually involve...
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