There are various types of Schizophrenia, but Meditation In A Bottle Review Paranoid Schizophrenia is the most common. The patient has delusions that people are deliberately trying to persecute her, she may well consider herself of exalted birth, or maybe that she's been sent on a special mission by the Government, although she's not always sure what that mission might be. Jealousy is another unpleasant symptom, together with hearing voices that are either of a threatening tone, or which threaten her directly. Sometimes she smells and tastes things which aren't real.
The onset of this disease is usually between the ages of 15 and 35, and while there's no cure, it can be controlled by conventional medications such as Thorazine, Prolixin, Haldol and Stelazine. These drugs became available in the 1950s. In the last decade, more advanced medications appeared, such as Abilify, Zyprexa, Seroquel and Geodon. However, doctors recommend that if you've been placed on a course of the older drugs, you should stick to them and not try to change. The DSM-IV, (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, volume four), defines the illness as follows: 'Preoccupation with one or more systemized delusions, or with frequent auditory hallucinations related to a single theme.
None of the following must be present. Incoherence, marked loosening of association, flat or grossly inappropriate affect, catatonic behaviour, grossly disorganized behaviour.' A man with a classic case of Paranoid Schizophrenia was Ronald Kray. He, together with his twin brother Reggie, were two of the most vicious villains that London, especially the East End, has had the displeasure of encountering. Their reign of terror spanned nearly two decades, through the 1950s and '60s.