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If somebody has social withdrawal and apathy, does he have enough symptoms to have schizophrenia?

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Dr. Kevin Nasky
Psychiatry
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In brief: No

The schizophrenia diagnosis requires much more than apathy and social withdrawal.
Usually, people diagnosed with schizophrenia suffer from reality-impairing symptoms such as hallucinations or delusions. In some cases, cognition is severely impaired resulting in very disorganized and illogical thoughts and behaviors.

In brief: No

The schizophrenia diagnosis requires much more than apathy and social withdrawal.
Usually, people diagnosed with schizophrenia suffer from reality-impairing symptoms such as hallucinations or delusions. In some cases, cognition is severely impaired resulting in very disorganized and illogical thoughts and behaviors.
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry

In brief: Social withdrawal

Not at all. You need to have disorganized thoughts & other psychotic symptoms to say maybe it is schizophrenia or bipolar do.

In brief: Social withdrawal

Not at all. You need to have disorganized thoughts & other psychotic symptoms to say maybe it is schizophrenia or bipolar do.
Dr. Alan Ali
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