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How does a psychiatrist or pscyhologist test for schizophrenia?

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Dr. Steven Reidbord
Psychiatry
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In brief: Signs & symptoms

There's no test for schizophrenia, although some psychological testing (ie, pencil & paper tests) can lend evidence for or against the diagnosis.
Schizophrenia is diagnosed clinically, by signs and symptoms. These include a chronic pattern of social withdrawal, delusions and/or hallucinations, and flat (or inappropriate) emotional expression. There is no cure, but treatment helps hugely.

In brief: Signs & symptoms

There's no test for schizophrenia, although some psychological testing (ie, pencil & paper tests) can lend evidence for or against the diagnosis.
Schizophrenia is diagnosed clinically, by signs and symptoms. These include a chronic pattern of social withdrawal, delusions and/or hallucinations, and flat (or inappropriate) emotional expression. There is no cure, but treatment helps hugely.
Dr. Steven Reidbord
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