paranoid schizophrenia


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paranoid schizophrenia

[′par·ə‚nȯid ‚skit·sə′frē·nē·ə]
(psychology)
A form of schizophrenia in which delusions of persecution or grandeur (or both), hallucinations, and ideas of reference predominate and sometimes are systematized.
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2] The fact that many who have paranoid schizophrenia have coherent thinking that accompanies consistent delusions makes them potentially lethal.
There is, however, limited evidence that paranoid schizophrenia is biochemically distinct from nonparanoid forms of the disorder.
George Suckow, a psychiatrist with 40 years of experience treating paranoid schizophrenia and examining offenders for mental illness.
Medical reports were produced at last month's county court hearing confirming the 61-year-old suffered from paranoid schizophrenia and it was concluded the incidents had occurred as a result of him not taking his medication.
The man - who has been kept as an involuntary patient at a psychiatric clinic and is being treated with anti-psychotic medication after a preliminary diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia - is scheduled to appear in court on 23 September.
A brilliant mathematician who eventually won a Nobel Prize in economics, Nash has also suffered from paranoid schizophrenia his whole life.
Paranoias can be classified into three main categories - paranoid personality disorder, delusional (paranoid) disorder, and paranoid schizophrenia.
Among a total of 104 individuals, 39 suffered from some form of schizophrenia, such as paranoid schizophrenia.
Prosecutor Jamie Hill QC told Newcastle crown court three experts said he had paranoid schizophrenia and was psychotic, believing Gemma "possessed either by the Devil or an evil spirit".
His family say that he was treated for paranoid schizophrenia in Edinburgh earlier that year before he returned to Pakistan.
Brady - who has long-term paranoid schizophrenia - also criticised health professionals who gave evidence.
Hussain, of Tilehurst Lane, Bracknell, had denied murder but admitted manslaughter by reason of diminished responsibility following evidence that it was "highly likely" he is suf-fering from paranoid schizophrenia.