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What are some early signs of schizophrenia?

What are some early signs of schizophrenia?

Many: Some early signs are: aloofment, detachment, isolation, confusion, paranoia, suspiciousness, withdrawal, internal stimulations/distractions and erratic or bizarre behaviors. Those are part of the "prodromal phase" and need to last for at least six months. Or sometimes, a person will have his or her first psychotic episode without a prodromal phase. ...Read more

Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

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I am showing early signs of schizophrenia, but am not saying that is what it is. I am scared to talk to my doctor. I am scared to talk to my doctor in fear he will lock me up in a mental institution when I do not need it. I have seen things that others ca

I am showing early signs of schizophrenia, but am not saying that is what it is. I am scared to talk to my doctor. I am scared to talk to my doctor in fear he will lock me up in a mental institution when I do not need it. I have seen things that others ca

Get help now: If you are right you can save yourself a great deal of grief by getting treatment before the symptoms become too severe. Generally psychiatric hospitalization isn't needed unless someone becomes dangerous to themselves or others and except in the case of real danger your doctor cannot lock you up against your will. You have a chance to save yourself a lot of misery --- use it. ...Read more

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What are the first or early signs/symptoms of schizophrenia ?

What are the first or early signs/symptoms of schizophrenia ?

Schizophrenia : Social withdrawal, moodiness, increasingly eccentric thoughts, possible delusions and/or hallucinations, paranoia, to name a few. A psychiatric evaluation is of paramount importance. ...Read more

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Are there early childhood signs of schizophrenia?

YES: A good number of people who are diagnosed with schizophrenia as adults have evidence of information processing irregularity in childhood. ...Read more

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If I talk to myself is that a sign of early onset schizophrenia?

If I talk to myself is that a sign of early onset schizophrenia?

Talk to self: That is normal, unless u have other psychotic symptoms such as parables or hallucinations or you behave oddly in social cituations and avoid everything and everyone for fear of hidden motives. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are some early signs of schizophernia?

Could you tell me what are some early signs of schizophernia?

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. ...Read more

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Why do I always get nauseous/dizzy in car rides..? Could this be just anxiety or early signs of schizophenia?

Why do I always get nauseous/dizzy in car rides..? Could this be just anxiety or early signs of schizophenia?

Possibly anxious: I think anxiety could predispose to the easier experience of nausea during car trips. In theory, i suppose someone with schizophrenia who was particularly paranoid or anxious would also get sick a little easier during car rides although I am not aware of that being a recognized indication of a predisposition towards developing a thought disorder like schizophrenia. ...Read more

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What can be initial signs of schizophrenia?

Prodromal sxs: Prodromal symptoms of schizophrenia may include social withdrawal, loss of interest in activities, spending time alone-doing very little, lack of communication, digressive speech, unusual perceptual experiences. ...Read more

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What are the early symptoms of schizophrenia?

Only some: Functional decline, social isolation, personality changes are some of the early symptoms of schizophrenia. However, the lack of these does not rule out the possibility. Accurate diagnosis is only possible in person, evaluation by a psychiatrist is the norm. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Schizophrenia (Definition)

Mental disorder with 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 ...Read more