Paranoid schizophrenia

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What is paranoid schizophrenia?

Paranoid type schizophrenia is a mental illness that involves false beliefs of being persecuted or plotted against. It usually does not involve the disorganized speech and behavior that is seen in other types of schizophrenia.

Common symptoms reported by people with paranoid schizophrenia

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with paranoid schizophrenia

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
paranoid schizophrenia (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Invega)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
paranoid schizophrenia (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Seroquel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Insomnia (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Saphris)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
paranoid schizophrenia (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Codeine Contin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Depressed mood (1)

Data from patients with paranoid schizophrenia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with paranoid schizophrenia

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Perceived effectiveness
for paranoid schizophrenia (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Weight gain
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
paranoid schizophrenia (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Invega)
Perceived effectiveness
for paranoid schizophrenia (1 evaluation)
Side effects
hyperprolactinemia Increased anxiety 3 more
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
paranoid schizophrenia (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Seroquel)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
Sleepiness
Total evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Blood pressure decreased Dizziness and feeling faint 1 more
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Insomnia (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Perceived effectiveness
for Fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Saphris)
Perceived effectiveness
for paranoid schizophrenia (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Sleep walking
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
paranoid schizophrenia (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Drooling especially at night
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Codeine Contin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Tiredness increased
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
Anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Depressed mood (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with paranoid schizophrenia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has paranoid schizophrenia on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 25
30s 42
40s 21
50s 19
60s 12
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 24
20-29 years 16
30-39 years 7
40-49 years 3
50-59 years 2
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

55% Female
45% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 56
Not Diagnosed 12

These charts show data from paranoid schizophrenia patients who have completed their condition history
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