Esquizofrenia de tipo paranoide

Esquizofrenia de tipo paranoide

Definición

La esquizofrenia paranoide involucra sentimientos de ser perseguido o blanco de una conspiración.

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Nombres alternativos

Esquizofrenia paranoide

Síntomas

Las personas con esquizofrenia paranoide pueden tener creencias equivocadas (delirios) de grandeza (superioridad) con relación a la protección a sí mismos de la conspiración que, según ellos, se está tramando en su contra.

Otros síntomas abarcan:

  • Sentirse tenso, receloso, alerta y reservado
  • "Escuchar cosas" (alucinaciones auditivas)

La esquizofrenia paranoide generalmente no involucra la desorganización en el lenguaje y el comportamiento que se observa en otros tipos de esta enfermedad.

Referencias

Addington D, Bouchard RH, Goldberg J, Honer B, Malla A, Norman R, Tempier R. Clinical practice guidelines: treatment of schizophrenia. Can J Psychiatry. 2005;50:7s-57s.

International early psychosis association writing group. International clinical practice guidelines for early psychosis. Br J Psychiatry. 2005;187:s120-s124.

Review Date: 2/6/2008

Reviewed by: Christos Ballas, MD, Attending Psychiatrist, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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