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What do people with schizophrenia see

A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 54 years experience
Not usually.: Hallucinations are auditory or visual with auditory more common. Auditory may be vague and benign or clear and foul and threatening, often demanding a... Read More
Dr. Vikas Duvvuri
Psychiatry 16 years experience
No.: As stated visual hallucinations can vary but similar themes might recur.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Hallucinations: Auditory hallucinations are more common. Visual can suggest organic factors such as toxicity. Consult your prescribing doctor for workup.

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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Durette
Neurology 22 years experience
Decline in function: They may see social withdrawal or isolation, lack of self-care (poor hygiene), constricted range of emotional expression, decreased motivation, and an... Read More
Dr. Douglas Bey
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Varies: Perhaps difficulty relating socially, peculiar thinking, daydreaming--varies some kids get into drugs &/or alcohol seemingly to convince themselves an... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Yes: While common in children, it is rare in adults but not necessarily part of a psychosis. And not all psychotic symptoms are schizophrenia. If there are... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Soto
Psychiatry 26 years experience
No: There are currently no tests known that can identify someone at risk for schizophrenia even out of the womb. However a lot of work is being done on ea... Read More
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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Autism/schizophrenia: There are clinical similarities between autism and schizophrenia. According to NIH, risk genes for schizophrenia and autism conspicuously activate in ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Get checked!: Before a psychiatric diagnosis is made, a physical reason for your symptoms must be ruled out. See a doc for a physical and appropriate testing to fi... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Berman
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How do you know: You don't have schizophrenia? It could also be psychosis as related to depression, or an experience from recreational drugs, or a medical illness. An ... Read More
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Dr. Chinelo Ikpeama
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See a psychiatrist: If you have been diagnosed with schizophrenia, your primary care physician is not specialized for this disease. Please see a psychiatrist regularly. O... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Talk w your provider: Have your schizoprhenia symptoms worsened? Please let your psychiatrist know. The earlier an increase in psychotic symptoms is treated, the better. ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
See a good doctor!: Being afraid to see a doctor is consistent with being paranoid, but other conditions like bipolar disorder, anxiety & med. Side effects may cause simi... Read More

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