Hello, I am here for you and am happy to respond. Give me a moment to carefully read over and consider your question.
Hi, what you are describing is Paranoid Schizophrenia, probably a sub-type.
Here is an excellent site that discusses this in depth: http://psychcentral.com/lib/2006/paranoid-schizophrenia/
That is very helpful, thank you. That will at least point me in the direction of searching for the sub-type. Thank you! I wasn't looking in that direction, because I wasn't aware that people with Paranoid Schizophrenia could lead fairly normal lives (aside from the obvious issue of seeing signs everywhere). Interesting. This gives me a lot to go on, and a good lead. One more question within the question - can children have this disorder? Or is it a disorder with a later-in-life onset?
And THANK YOU - saved me a lot of time. :)
You are most welcome. I believe you will read in the information that you must be 18 years old to be diagnosed with Paranoid Schizophrenia, as this is the case with most all mental health disorders. It has been my pleasure to assist you. Good luck with your project and let me know if I can be of any further help, Eleanor