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Are there varying degrees of paranoid personality disorder depending on if he's having a good or bad day?

His level of paranoia changes depending on his mood, I think. Is this correct?

Yes~ It's all on a continuum from mild to severe  (+ info)

How can you tell when someone is showing signs of Schizophrenia vs. Paranoid Personality Disorder?

The words "schizophrenia" and "Paranoid Personality Disorder" are simply a labels used to categorise lists of psychosocial traits that Psychiatry considers to be improper or abnormal in society. Psychiatry defines these traits as "mental illness", and promotes it as a "disease" that requires "treatment".

It is not a "disease", despite claims made in certain peoples answers here. There is NO credible scientific evidence that shows the existence of what constitutes "schizophrenia" as a biological/neurological disorder, brain abnormality or "chemical imbalance".

"For a disease to exist there must be a tangible, objective physical abnormality that can be determined by a test such as, but not limited to, blood or urine test, X-Ray, brain scan or biopsy. All reputable doctors would agree: No physical abnormality, no disease. In psychiatry, no test or brain scan exists to prove that a 'mental disorder' is a physical disease. Disingenuous comparisons between physical and mental illness and medicine are simply part of psychiatry's orchestrated but fraudulent public relations and marketing campaign." Fred A. Baughman Jr., MD (Neurologist, Pediatric Neurology), & Fellow at the American Academy of Neurology.

"Chemical imbalance…it’s a shorthand term really, it’s probably drug industry derived… We don’t have tests because to do it, you’d probably have to take a chunk of brain out of someone - not a good idea." Dr. Mark Graff, Chair of the Committee of Public Affairs for the American Psychiatric Association. July, 2005.

Symptoms that psychiatry labels as "schizophrenia" (or it's related disorders), can stem from any number of variable sources. Many people have overcome disorders such as "bipolar" and "schizophrenia" through effective megavitamin therapy and effective nutrition. A growing wealth of evidence supports that underlying nutritional deficiencies can cause even the most severe mental disorders, including "schizophrenia". [1,2,3,4,5,6]

You may also be interested to know that the work undertaken by pioneers such as Dr. Lars Martensson and the late Dr. Loren Mosher show that there is also another way - far safer and more effective than psychiatric restraint, drugs and electro-shocks. For over a decade Loren R Mosher, MD, held a central position in American psychiatric research. He was the first Chief of the Center for Studies of Schizophrenia at the National Institute of Mental Health, 1969-1980. He founded the Schizophrenia Bulletin and for ten years he was its Editor-in-Chief. He also led the Soteria Project, which demonstrated that effective rehabilitation is possible without harmful antipsychotic drugs. Soteria provided a safe and sane environment where schizophrenic patients could stay, medication-free, with a young, nonprofessional staff trained to listen to and understand them and provide companionship. The idea was that schizophrenia can often be overcome with the help of meaningful relationships, rather than with drugs, and that such treatment would eventually lead to unquestionably healthier lives. The results were fantastic. Over just 6 weeks, patients recovered as quickly as those treated with medication in hospitals. [7,8]

Bottom line? Psychiatry is a belief-system, a "faith", not a science. Despite the huge marketing strategies, the so-called "research" and all the propaganda thrown at the world, there is not one iota of scientific evidence that proves that "schizophrenia" or ANY mental illness, in fact, exists as an actual --medical disease--.

If you have been told differently then know this: You have been lied to.

For more information, please visit:

Decoding Psychiatric Propaganda

See also http://www.alternativementalhealth.com/articles/default.htm#S
and http://www.webcom.com/thrive/schizo/  (+ info)

is it possible to have mental disorders some of the time?

well, i sometimes have anxiety problems, i am occasionally extremely paranoid, about half of the time i have a hard time concentrating, sometimes i suffer from anxiety. also, i also suffer from anxiety sometimes, usualy i can sleep fine but about once every 1-2 weeks i won't be able to sleep at all. is tis normal? and is it even possible for you to suffer from mental disorders some of the time, or is it all in my head(no pun intended)

I would make sure you are not bipolar

not sleeping is a huge problem if you are

Edit: See my answer to your other question.  (+ info)

Is there a syndrome or disorder when you get paranoid about making big decisions?

(fyi, this is for my friend)

Yes, it's called anxiety.  (+ info)

What is the difference between paranoid schizophrenia and paranoid personality disorder?

The degree of the paranoid ideation. Excessive but non-delusional in paranoid personality disorder. Delusional, and often bizarre, in paranoid schizophrenia. Also, paranoid schizophrenia usually involves hallucinations in addition to delusions.  (+ info)

I have a friend I think is paranoid. How do I get him to seek professional help?

He is 25, and just graduated college. He is very smart and nice, but very depressed. He talks about people watching him, he owns an AK47 and recently sold his computer, his stereo and his coin collection to his dad.
I have tried to talk about being depressed or that his fears are scaring me. He just laughs.
His dad is bi-polar, his mother has OCD personality disorder. He doesn't want to imagine he is ill.
How can I help?

just sit him down and have a rational talk with him and explain everything that is goin to happen if u seek proffesional help  (+ info)

What's that disorder called when you have symptoms of paranoid schizophrenia but without hallucinations?

or hearing voices?

It could be Paranoid Personality Disorder  (+ info)

What medicine do they give you for mdd, gad, and paranoid schizophrenia in a psychiatric hospital?

Mdd stands for Major Depressive Disorder, and Gad stands for Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Im already on Lexapro 20 mg and 2 grams daily of xanax, but i have to go get more medicine for my schizophrenic problems. Does anyone know what kinds i will be taking while in the psychiatric hospital?
when i said what kinds will i be taking in the psych hospital, i mean what will be prescribed to me to take from now on

I only really know about schizophrenia.

Paranoid schizophrenia is treated with an antipsychotic. There are many different antipsychotics, but they are generally divided into two groups: Typical and Atypical.

Atypical antipsychotics are the newer ones. The pharmaceutics companies have made many claims that they have less side effects and are more effective than the older typical ones, but I have not found this to be the case.

If you have a good doctor, they will try you on a low dose of one single antipsychotic. If you get the usual type of doctor, they will give you higher doses of a number of different antipsychotics.

There is this strange belief by many psychiatrists that mixing and matching powerful drugs (known as polypharmacy) is more effective. In my experience, all these drugs interact, and you are left barely functional.

I have paranoid schizophrenia, and take a low dose of an antipsychotic (amisulpride). I will not take any other drugs, such as antidepressants, as I have had such bad experiences of them while on the antipsychotic. Again, its an interaction thing with the drugs, and even more side effects. To be honest, I have found that people who take other drugs besides a single antipsychotic are hardly capable of doing anything.

I prefer more natural things. Fish oil is a big one. If you look around there is a lot of research proving that it works with just about all mental illnesses. This is probably because fish oil is made up of the same fats that around a quarter of your brain is made up of. The fats that the brain needs can only come from a few different foods, the main one being fish. Fish consumption is much lower now than it once was, so you could argue that the brain is being starved of the basic nutritional building blocks it needs. And if the brain is unhappy, it is going to let my know... perhaps by making you feel very bad.

The other thing I use is probiotics ("good bacteria"). Very few people have tried this with mental illness, but I have had great results. The idea is that many people (perhaps most) these days have some sort of digestive, stomach or gut problem. If the digestive system is not working properly, it will poorly absorb nutrients, vitamins, and minerals, again leaving you with a "starving brain".
If you want to try a probiotic, Multibionta is a nice cheap one that does actually work.

I don't go on about it too much, but I have a really good , demanding, job, where noone knows about my illness, a nice apartment where my neighbours know nothing about schizophrenia, etc. I do not have relapses, or "cognitive decline" .

Just a pretty standard type of life like everyone who doesn't have schizophrenia - it is by no means such a terrible condition if you are prepared to take some responsibly for your own health.

I am rather surprised that you say you have paranoid schizophrenia. In general, when p.sz first appears, psychosis develops. This is a loss of touch with reality - a paranoid schizophrenic would just not have the "insight" to know they were ill. This is why they typically end up being forcibly medicated when the illness first develops.

If you want to know about anything related to sz, just ask me.  (+ info)

What's it called when a person is paranoid about what other people think about him?

For example, the person is obsessed with privacy and is self conscious all the time in the public. Is it some kind of disorder?

Is is called social phobia, aka social anxiety disorder. That isn't paranoia, btw, it is insecurity. These symptoms can be treated with a combination of therapy and an anxiolytic drug.  (+ info)

I want to know what is difference between these things? 1-paranoid schizophrenia?

I want to know what is difference between these things?

1-paranoid schizophrenia
2-Delusional disorder
3-Paranoid personality

Is there anyway to cure Paranoid personality?

To answer your last question first; this country (the USA) is a paranoid country. We suspect every other country of harboring ill will and arms against us (that is why we have spies) so If you can find a way to get rid of it you would be a blessing to our country. The Holy Bible is a manual of paranoid schizophrenia; it is no help. But for a more technical description of the symptoms and criteria defining the disorders you enumerated look them up in "DSM-IV TR" the manual used by psychiatrists in diagnosing the disorders or by simply typing the disorder into Yahoo! web search.

Good luck in your research, good mental health, peace and Love!  (+ info)

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