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What are the signs and symptoms of schizophrenia?

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Dr. Charles Barnhart
49 years experience
See below: Disorganized thoughts, hallucinations (especially auditory), illogical or paranoid ideas, social withdrawal, trouble with decision-making, schizophrenia should be diagnosed by a psychiatrist. It's a tough disorder but usually manageable with medications. One of the great hindrances is the reluctance of many schizophrenics to see that they are sick.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Sxs: Schizophrenia has positive, negative & cognitive sxs. A person with positive sxs loses touch with reality with hallucinations or delusions. Negative sxs: lack of pleasure; failing to take care of every day functions; losing motivation; inability to carry out plans & isolation. Cognitive symptoms could include problems focusing, memory problems or difficulty understanding what is going on.
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Symptoms : Of schizophrenia Include seeing and hearing things that are not there or fearing that you are being followed when it is not happening could be a sign of schizophrenia. A psychiatrist or psychologist can help evaluate whether someone has schizophrenia.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Schizophrenia: Positive sx’s of schizophrenia can include delusions & hallucinations (visual, auditory, tactile, olfactory, gustatory). Disorganized symptoms can include disorganized or catatonic behaviors. Negative sx’s lead to lack of normal function w social decline (Lack of affect, Impoverished speech, poor motivation, lack of enjoyment, & social withdrawal).

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Schizophrenia sympto: Symptoms are disorganized thinking/speech such as loosing train of thought or words incoherent , auditory hallucinations, bizarre delusions or delusions of persecution, social withdrawal, poor hygiene, lack of motivation, poor judgement/attention/executive functions.

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