What to do about paranoid schizophrenia?
There are a lot of things you can do! ~Talk to your doctor about a treatment plan. Then, learn what all the aspects of that treatment plan mean and make sure that they work for you. There is not a “solve-all” method for all people. ~Educate yourself about schizophrenia. There are tons of books out there (“Surviving Schizophrenia” is an excellent one to start with) that can provide you with tons of information. The more you know, the more you will understand yourself and how to help yourself. Also educate yourself on the various medications and side effects. They are important to know as some of them have serious side effects that you should be watching for. ~Aside from choosing whether or not to take medication (yes, some schizophrenics do fine without medication when they are not psychotic), you need to consider beginning some form of therapy. Cognitive behavioral therapy is the most effective for schizophrenics. You will learn techniques that will help you ignore hallucinations and r