Paranoid Schizophrenia Is Among The Most Dangerous Of All If That Is True Does That Mean The Patient Is A Danger To The Ones Around Him? And If Yes How Exactly

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Paranoid Schizophrenia Is Among The Most Dangerous Of All If That Is True Does That Mean The Patient Is A Danger To The Ones Around Him? And If Yes How Exactly

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Hello max hydes,

first of all you are mistaken because people with paranoid schizophrenia are NOT violent. The risk of violence increases when a person with schizophrenia is using or abusing street drugs. Then the incidence of violence statistically rises to 28 percent. Only about 3 or 5 percent of the people diagnosed with any kind of schizophrenia are violent.

You are more likely to be killed or harmed or assaulted by someone you know or by a random stranger on the street than by someone with paranoid schizophrenia.

Regards,

Christina

Answered by Christina Bruni