Psychosis is a defining feature of schizophrenia. As a result, schizophrenia often includes hallucinations or dellusions that interfere with a patient's cognitive functioning. Medication is the most common treatment for psychotic symptoms.
Around 40 percent of people with schizophrenia will have the paranoid type. This is one of five sub-types of schizophrenia. Paranoid schizophrenia tends to appear later in life, usually around the age of 25 to 30. The main features are a preoccupation with one or more delusions or frequent auditory hallucinations, but nothing prominent in…