Paranoia is the belief others are watching or listening to you, or attempting to control your thoughts and actions, with intent to harm. Paranoia is one of the major causes of severe anxiety in schizophrenia.
Schizophrenia can be treated. Seek help! People with schizophrenia have visual, auditory, tactile hallucinations or delusions. Hallucinations and delusions can also effect the senses of smell and taste. Often those with the paranoid type are difficult to treat due to thier paranoia of other and medications. Medication complicance and in the State of California no one can be forced to take medication.