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What can be initial warning signs of schizophrenia?

What can be initial warning signs of schizophrenia?

Prodromal symptoms.: 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

Dr. Kevin Passer
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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


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What are some signs of schizophrenia?

What are some signs of schizophrenia?

Early signs: Onset of schizophrenia is usually in late adolescence to early adulthood. Sometimes the onset can be rapid or gradual. Early signs can be social isolation, deterioration in hygiene, paranoia, hallucinations, making irrational or odd statements, appear emotionless or unmotivated, may abandon hobbies and activites and their performance at work or school deteriorates. ...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 tell tale signs of schizophrenia?

Hard to tell: In many cases, there may be no real outward signs. In other cases, a person may talk to themselves or even gesture to themselves as if they are having a conversation with an imaginary person. In other cases, a person may display signs of paranoia, such as barricading themselves in their room, calling the police complaining that others are out to get them, as well as certain other behaviors. ...Read more

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What are the signs of very severe schizophrenia?

What are the signs of very severe schizophrenia?

Hallucinations: By definition, schizophrenia is about psychosis. Psychosis means the patient is getting external stimuli from the environment through one or more of his or her five senses, that does not objectively exist. In other words there are auditory,visual, olfactory, gustatory, and tactile hallucinations that can be experienced by the patient. Auditory hallucinations, however, are the most common. ...Read more

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What are the signs or symptoms of schizophrenia?

What are the signs or symptoms of schizophrenia?

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. ...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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What are the common serious signs of schizophrenia?

What are the common serious signs of schizophrenia?

All serious: Signs of schizophrenia can be social isolation, deterioration in hygiene, paranoia (i.e. The fbi is watching them), inapproriate laughter, hallucinations, making irrational or odd statements, appear emotionless or unmotivated, may abandon hobbies and activites and their performance at work or school deteriorates.This link gives moreinfo: http://www.Nimh.Nih.Gov/health/topics/schizophrenia/index.Shtml. ...Read more

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Can you describe the initial signs of schizophrenia?

Can you describe the initial signs of schizophrenia?

Hallucinations: By definition, schizophrenia is about psychosis. Psychosis means the patient is getting external stimuli from the environment through one or more of his or her five senses, that does not objectively exist. In other words there are auditory,visual, olfactory, gustatory, and tactile hallucinations that can be experienced by the patient. Auditory hallucinations, however, are the most common. ...Read more

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Help please! is blacking out a sign of schizophrenia?

No usually: Blacking out could be due to alcohol, syncopal episodes, extreme fear or paranoia, cardiac or other medical conditions etc, this is not meant to be medical or psychiatric advice. There is no doctor patient relationship.Please call 911 or go to nearest er for psychiatric or medical emergency such si/hi/emotion crisis. ...Read more