Paranoid Schizophrenia

In paranoid schizophrenia, individuals have frequent hallucinations and delusions. The affected individuals are disorganized with profound fear and anxiety. It can be triggered by psychological and environmental factors.

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Do I have delusion disorder or paranoid schizophrenia?

Query: Hi doctor, I would like to know whether my disease is delusion disorder or paranoid schizophrenia. I have been taking Risperidone 2 mg for 16 years, Escitalopram 10 mg for 7 years and for hypertension Met XL 25 mg for 5 years. My cholesterol levels are normal. I am a pure vegetarian. I do not smoke....  Read Full »

Dr. Sreenivasan Vazhoor Ramsingh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I am sorry to hear about your mental state, but at the same time I do appreciate you for being on regular medicines. However, even though your question is very direct, I am sorry to say that I cannot give you a straight forward answer or diagnosis. First and most impor...  Read Full »

I am concerned about my friend's diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia. Kindly advice.

Query: Hello doctor, I am concerned about my friends medical diagnosis about paranoid schizophrenia is fabricated by him and resulting in unnecessary medication. Kindly advice.  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia is not easy. Proper evaluation by a psychiatrist is needed to make the final diagnosis. The individuals with schizophrenia show symptoms like hearing voices talking or voices are giving commentary, suspiciousness against anyone...  Read Full »

I have had a delusion for a few months that my coworkers are conspiring against me. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor, I have become paranoid for a few months that my coworkers are conspiring against me and serving as informants for the FBI. Occasionally I believe that I have psychic powers, reinforcing my belief about my coworkers. I know both are likely delusions, but that does not stop me from dwelling...  Read Full »

Dr. Siva Anoop Yella

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Better assessment can be done if you answer the following questions. 1. Do you hear any unknown or known voices talking to you about anything, commenting on your actions, or commanding you? 2. Do you act upon those delusions? 3. Does anyone in your family or close...  Read Full »

I am suffering from hypersomnia and myalgia after stopping my antipsychotics medications. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,I was on antipsychotics and high BP medicines tablet Kloza, tablet Spenzo, tablet Cilacar, and tablet Apiz for six months for schizophrenia. I stopped the treatment and switched to homeopathy, after which I am suffering from hypersomnia and myalgia. Please suggest the next steps? Please he...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi,Welcome to I understand your concern. You should not stop your medication suddenly. You may have withdrawal symptoms. I suggest you to stop it slowly.  Read Full »

How to cure my husband's behavioral issues?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 28 years old and my husband is 40 years old. We got married before nine months. My husband has been suffering from psychosis since two years, but I came to know this only after marriage. He is using Arpit 10 mg and Dyskinil. I just wanted to know about his health condition. He left...  Read Full »

Dr. Saraswat Kumarshri Shriniwas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your description of his complaints is suggestive that he suffers from paranoid schizophrenia. It is not congenital. It begins in early adulthood most often and there is no complete cure. But, it is very much treatable with proper doses of antipsychotic medicines....  Read Full »

Is it possible for a person with psychiatric problem to enjoy married life?

Query: Hi doctor, I am concerned about one of my relatives. She may have some psychiatric problems. First she faced a problem in her life before 10 years. She believes in different sociology and culture. She has a fantasy of smoking, drinking and living together. She does not believe in marriage. She becom...  Read Full »

Dr. Saraswat Kumarshri Shriniwas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I will summarize the clinically relevant aspects of her case. The illness started early around the age of 17 years. It has not cleared completely until yet and she has not returned to her previous personality. The symptoms are suggestive of paranoid schizophrenia o...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest side effect free medicine for my wife's irritating behavior.

Query: Hi doctor, My wife looks highly irritated the whole day. She screams loudly at the top of her voice the whole day, even for a small issue. She keeps criticizing and nagging people. She is 65 years old. She has asthma and in menopause.  Read Full »

Dr. Saraswat Kumarshri Shriniwas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The description of excessive irritability, shouting and grumbling is suggestive of mood disorder and most likely a mixed mood episode. There are a few more details required for proper diagnosis and treatment. Is it a first episode? Please give the history of previous ...  Read Full »

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