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, fatigue, pain, and stress) 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)

(Seroquel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Treatment name(s)

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

(Adderall)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
fatigue (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Ritalin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
fatigue (2)
Treatment name(s)

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

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)

(Seroquel)
Perceived effectiveness
for paranoid schizophrenia (2 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness with hypotension upon standing drowsiness 1 more
Total evaluations
4
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Perceived effectiveness
for paranoid schizophrenia (2 evaluations)
Side effects
aggravation agitation with irritability 2 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
paranoid schizophrenia (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
fatigue (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
tiredness increased
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (2) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
irritability lack of motivation 1 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Latuda)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (16 evaluations)
Side effects
decreased sex drive (libido) difficulty staying asleep 7 more
Total evaluations
16
Treatment name(s)

(Ritalin)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (2 evaluations)
Side effects
heart palpitations
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
fatigue (2)
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)
  • 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 26
30s 44
40s 29
50s 24
60s 12
70+ 1
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 28
20-29 years 18
30-39 years 7
40-49 years 4
50-59 years 2
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 59
Female 75

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 67
Not Diagnosed 12

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