Do I have paranoid schizophrenia?


Is it possible that you can be diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia eventhough you don’t hear voices or hallucinate? You only have delusional thoughts and paranoia and some other things.

I rarely hallucinated and infact, delusions are more dangerous than hallucinations bcz they make you act abnormally and sometimes violently.

Hello and welcome back. I think those symptoms are the very definition of sz or paranoid sz. I don’t hear voices or hallucinate and have a moderate amount of paranoia and some delusional thoughts and I am labeled as sza.

Correct me if im wrong - but i think you gotta have all the postive symptoms for a period of six months or more to be considered schizophrenic. You could be schizo-affective or even bi-polar. I know i had to suffer for ages (so they could observe) before i got the diagnosis.

Get your Doc to refer you to a community mental health team, where you can be assessed properly.

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My doctor have diagnosed me with paranoid schizophrenia even though I’ve never heard any voices or hallucinated. I only had paranoia and delusional thoughts. So I was just wondering that maybe I was misdiagnosed.

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@Lu87 If your diagnosed paranoid Sz from a Psych - then i would start reading up on your diagnosis and self help. Recovery is possible - but the work has got to come from you.

Delusions and paranoia are enough for a sz diagnosis, it was in my case, I never hallucinated or heard voices. Like I said earlier, delusions are the most dangerous in sz.

I’m (correctly) diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. I don’t hear voices or hallucinate.

I was diagnosed without hallucinations but now I have them. It can get worse.

I think you just have to have two positive symptoms and some negative symptoms for six months to be diagnosed with schizophrenia. I might be wrong, but that’s what I seem to remember and read. I hardly ever hallucinate anymore. My main positive symptoms are paranoia and delusions, and it’s been like that for awhile now.

Do you take antipsychotic medication? If yes, did it get worse while you were on them?

Yes. I take antipsychotics and the last time I stopped my meds I got psychotic and started hallucinating. I didn’t hallucinate before. Take your meds.

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