What Is Paranoid Schizophrenia?

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2. How Is Paranoid Schizophrenia Unique?

The term “paranoid schizophrenia” is actually no longer used in the DSM-V, but it is important to note that this type of schizophrenia still exists: It has just been rolled into the larger schizophrenia spectrum. Paranoid schizophrenia is now called “schizophrenia with paranoia.”

Doctors diagnose a patient with the paranoid subtype of schizophrenia when most of their symptoms involved paranoia and delusions. These patients typically feel suspicious of those around them and are on high alert for conspiracies, plots, and other signals that others are working against them.

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