There are different labels for various clusters of symptoms. The most common types and related subtypes are paranoid schizophrenia and schizoaffectivedisorder,
respectively. A person with paranoid schizophrenia may feel persecuted, suspicious, or they may believe that the CID or CBI are after them. An individual with
schizoaffective disorder experiences symptoms of schizophrenia and a major mood disorder.
Before reaching a diagnosis of schizophrenia, it is important to rule out other illnesses. Other medical illnesses can mimic schizo-phrenic symptoms. For this
reason a medical history, laboratory tests, and a physical examination should be taken before concluding that a person has schizophrenia. The diagnosis of schizophrenia
is usually made by a medical doctor who specializes in mental and emotional conditions. This type of physician is called a psychiatrist.
Dr. Vimal Kumar graduated in medicine (M.B.B.S.) from the Institute Of Medical Sciences,
Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, U.P., INDIA. He then obtained his M.D.in Psychiatry
from the Deptt. Of Psychiatry, I.M.S., B.H.U. with honors and completed a 3-year residency
program in psychiatry at Sir Sunder.Lal Hospital, I.M.S., B.H.U.in 1983.
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