Psychotic Paranoid Schizophrenia
A person who has a condition on the schizophrenia spectrum may experience delusions and what is commonly known as paranoia. These delusions may give rise to fears that others are plotting against the individual. People with paranoia often have an extensive network of paranoid thoughts and ideas. This can result in a disproportionate amount of time spent thinking up ways for the individual to protect themselves from their perceived persecutors. It can lead to problems in relationships and at work.