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Does paranoid schizophrenia cause hallucinations?

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Paranoid schizophrenia can lead to hallucinations. For example, you may hear voices that make fun of you or insult you. They might also tell you to do harmful things. Or you might see things that aren’t really there.

SOURCES:

American Psychiatric Association: "Schizophrenia."

National Institute of Mental Health: "What Is Schizophrenia?"

King's College Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience: "Paranoia."

Coid, J. , May 2013. JAMA Psychiatry

Freeman, D. , July 2015. Schizophrenia Bulletin

National Alliance on Mental Illness: "Psychosis."

Medscape: "Schizophrenia Treatment & Management."

Reviewed by Jennifer Casarella on October 21, 2019

SOURCES:

American Psychiatric Association: "Schizophrenia."

National Institute of Mental Health: "What Is Schizophrenia?"

King's College Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience: "Paranoia."

Coid, J. , May 2013. JAMA Psychiatry

Freeman, D. , July 2015. Schizophrenia Bulletin

National Alliance on Mental Illness: "Psychosis."

Medscape: "Schizophrenia Treatment & Management."

Reviewed by Jennifer Casarella on October 21, 2019

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