Raminta Šulskutė, Simona Galnaitytė, Indrė Usonytė


Schizophrenia is a complex chronic mental disorder, that manifests with positive and negative symptoms, as well as disorganized behavior and cognitive changes, and affects around 1% of the population. Paranoia remains the most common delusion among patients diagnosed with schizophrenia. Although the etiology of schizophrenia remains unknown and it is thought that genetic and environmental factors contribute to its development, studies suggest that childhood bullying victimization is likely to be a significant risk factor for having paranoid ideas. The clinical case of the young man diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia is discussed in this article.

Keyword(s)paranoid schizophrenia, paranoia, psychosis.

DOI: 10.35988/sm-hs.2023.085
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