Is there a cure for paranoid schizophrenia?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Medicine
Currently, there is no cure for paranoid schizophrenia or any of the other main types. However, the symptoms of paranoid schizophrenia, such as beliefs that others are trying to hurt you as well as anxiety and anger, may be improved with antipsychotic medications. These medicines are thought to work by changing the levels of chemicals in the brain called neurotransmitters. This change in the chemical balance may reduce the symptoms of schizophrenia.

Your doctor may also recommend a type of therapy called cognitive behavioral therapy, as well as support groups, family therapy, or illness management therapy. These treatments may help you figure out how to better manage your disease and may help you lead a more satisfying and productive life.

Unfortunately, no cure for any kind of schizophrenia exists. Doctors are still researching the disease's causes, and finding the cure is related to finding the cause. Even though there's no cure right now, there are several treatment options that can be successful. Treatment for paranoid schizophrenia is focused on reducing symptoms and stopping the condition from getting worse. When people with paranoid schizophrenia keep up with the right treatment, many can live relatively normal lives.

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Paranoid Schizophrenia

Distorted thinking, feeling that people are after you, hearing things that others don't - these are just few symptoms of paranoid schizophrenia. It is a complex, debilitating illness that typically shows first symptoms in early ad...

ult years. You have difficulty keeping friends, jobs, feeling frightened and withdrawn much of the time. The pattern of episodes is different for every person - some have just one psychotic episode, while others have them time after time. With treatment, especially medication, it is possible to get some control over symptoms and have better quality of life.

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