Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Paranoid Schizophrenia Symptoms

Mr. Henderson’s 3rd Period Psychology

Everyone has heard of schizophrenia even if they don’t know what it is fully.  That is for them to find out, but this website is going to concern itself only with a certain type of schizophrenia called paranoid schizophrenia.  There is a reason that it is classified differently from the other types and that largely is based on the symptoms that are expressed in these individuals.

For instance, a paranoid schizophrenic is more likely to have hallucinations and delusions than a catatonic schizophrenic.  This means that they will witness and think things that aren’t true.  For instance, this person might look up in the sky and see a flying monster that nobody else see’s and hear it roar.  Then, in their mind, they will concoct some story about that monster coming after them specifically.  Maybe it’s a demon haunting him.  The stories are always complex and create a lot of fear and paranoia for the schizophrenic.

I am also going to teach you about the other types of schizophrenia as well, including the paranoid schizophrenia symptoms that go with those specifically and not just paranoid schizophrenia.  Also, we will take a look at the modalities that are available for treatment with psychologists and psychiatrists.  They can give medicine and do therapy sessions and more.  We will look at all of this on other pages.  Please read them all.