1. Delusions of Persecution or Grandeur:
These are false beliefs that someone is out to get them, or that they hold special powers or importance beyond what is realistically possible.
Seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, and feeling things that do not exist in reality.
3. Disorganized Thinking:
This could range from difficulty understanding sentences to have trouble forming complete thoughts.
4. Poor Hygiene and Grooming Habits:
This may be a sign of disinterest in personal care due to a lack of insight into the significance of this behavior.
5. Social Withdrawal:
Isolation from peers and family members can indicate an inability to understand social cues and/or cope with everyday interactions.
6. Difficulty Communicating:
This could be evidenced by speaking in an illogical or nonsensical way or having trouble expressing thoughts and feelings.
7. Suspicion of Others:
Unfounded suspicion that those around them are out to harm them or undermine their goals.
8. Anxiety and Fearfulness:
An irrational fear of potential threats or danger can lead to panic attacks and avoidance behavior.
Sudden, unexplained outbursts of anger, aggression, or frustration that may be difficult to control.
10. Sleep Disturbances:
Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, as well as sleeping too much during the day can all be symptoms of paranoia schizophrenia.