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What if someone with Schizophrenia expects that they have Schizophrenia but they think they are just being paranoid due to their Schizophrenia?

Asked by simone54 (7608points) January 20th, 2008
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sndfreQ's avatar

=paranoid schizophrenic

sjg102379's avatar

I don’t really understand the question. If they do indeed have schizophrenia, then thinking that they have schizophrenia isn’t paranoia—it’s called “having insight” into the disease and its signs and symptoms (which is often rare in cases of schizophrenia and other severe mental illnesses). Schizophrenics that do not have insight into their disease do not realize that they are paranoid—they think that everything happening in their head is real, and that they are truly experiencing it.

simone54's avatar

The question was meant to be taken lightly but your answer is a very good one.

coemgn's avatar

There are 4 axis on which a psychological profile is built.

Depression, Psychotic, Paranoia, & Schizophrenia are all on different axis.

So a paranoid schizophrenic is suffering from problems in 2 areas. Any of these can exist separately or in combination involving up to all 4.

One does not cause the other.

This is not a psychiatric/psychological definition; but just a quick explanation from a person to others people. In other words I am not a medical person & this is not meant for medical people.

talljasperman's avatar

then there just suffering from paranoid delusions… edit I won’t tell the off colour joke I have

Ron_C's avatar

Just because you are paranoid, it doesn’t mean that people are not out to get you.

Paranoid delusions are just one aspect of the disease.

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