Question by  wpzpenguin (137)

What is the difference between paranoia and schizophrenia?

I need to understand the difference in paranoia and schizophrenia.


Answer by  John (9008)

Paranoia is an irrational belief that people are conspiring against you. Schizophrenia comes in several forms, but is basically a series of delusions. They often, but not always, occur together.


Answer by  ellie61 (478)

Schizophrenia is a mental disorder which has many symptoms; including paranoia. Paranoia describes an anxiety of a threat to the point where it can be considered delusional.

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