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Case Four Mrs. Davidson's son was diagnosed as having paranoid schizophrenia and was also a heavy user of alcohol.
His mother, Maggie believes his paranoid schizophrenia was triggered by cannabis use.
Disorganized schizophrenia tends to begin early, usually in adolescence or young adulthood, while paranoid schizophrenia tends to start later, usually after the age of 25 or 30.
Catatonic and disorganized schizophrenia affect far fewer people than paranoid schizophrenia.