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    Compare and contrast two of the subtypes of schizophrenia, which are (Paranoid Schizophrenia) and (Catatonic Schizophrenia).

    Identify the symptoms as either positive or negative.

    What are some factors that increase the risk for development?

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    As you compare and contrast two of the subtypes of schizophrenia, which are Paranoid Schizophrenia and Catatonic Schizophrenia, a recent example of the first type is the I Hop shooter, Eduardo Sencion, from Nevada. He shot National Guard members and others because he feared that demons were pursuing him and allegedly heard voices.

    The Paranoid type is marked by patients who are highly suspicious of others. Research suggests that it is "a chronic mental illness in which a person loses touch with reality (psychosis). The classic features of paranoid schizophrenia are having delusions and hearing things that aren't real" (http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/paranoid-schizophrenia/DS00862).

    Although this type is more high functioning than the other, it still "is a serious, lifelong condition that can lead to many complications, including suicidal behavior"( ...

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    Schizophrenia subtypes are exemplified and validated with references.