Advertisement

Do people with paranoid schizophrenia hear voices?

Hearing voices or other sounds that aren't really there is a distinguishing characteristic of paranoid schizophrenia. Often, these auditory hallucinations do involve voices. People with paranoid schizophrenia may actually hear voices that are often very unpleasant, harassing them or telling them to do harmful things. Because they cannot interpret reality, they may grow to have delusions because of the voices. This can cause serious problems, as people with the disorder may harm themselves or put themselves in dangerous situations because of these hallucinations.

Continue Learning about Paranoid Schizophrenia

Is paranoid schizophrenia serious?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
Paranoid schizophrenia is a serious disease because it alters a person's perception of reality. Indi...
More Answers
Does paranoid schizophrenia affect children differently than adults?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
Generally, paranoid schizophrenia does not affect children. Typically, doctors diagnose the disorder...
More Answers
What increases my risk for paranoid schizophrenia?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
Risk factors for paranoid schizophrenia include genetic factors, birth defects, and life circumstanc...
More Answers
Why is paranoid schizophrenia difficult to treat?
Mark Moronell, MDMark Moronell, MD
Some characteristics of paranoid schizophrenia make it hard for people to stay in regular treatm...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.