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How is someone diagnosed with schizophrenia?

2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Schizophrenia is a

serious diagnosis.
A mental health professional makes such a diagnosis. Symptoms can include hearing voices, seeing things, paranoia, etc. Many schizophrenics do very well in life. They often need medication. A psychiatrist, rather than the family doc, is the appropriate person for medication in this case. Peace and good health.

In brief: Schizophrenia is a

serious diagnosis.
A mental health professional makes such a diagnosis. Symptoms can include hearing voices, seeing things, paranoia, etc. Many schizophrenics do very well in life. They often need medication. A psychiatrist, rather than the family doc, is the appropriate person for medication in this case. Peace and good health.
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