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What are the early symptoms of catatonic schizophernia?

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Dr. Steven Reidbord
Psychiatry
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In brief: Odd ideas, voices

Schizophrenia usually first shows in late teens or early 20s with social withdrawal and odd ideas that don't make sense to others.
Auditory hallucinations (imaginary voices) are common too, although the person may not admit to hearing them. Self-care (hygiene, grooming) suffer, as well as school or work performance. Catatonia — stupor, immobility, posturing — is not usually an early symptom.

In brief: Odd ideas, voices

Schizophrenia usually first shows in late teens or early 20s with social withdrawal and odd ideas that don't make sense to others.
Auditory hallucinations (imaginary voices) are common too, although the person may not admit to hearing them. Self-care (hygiene, grooming) suffer, as well as school or work performance. Catatonia — stupor, immobility, posturing — is not usually an early symptom.
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry

In brief: Catatonic

Flat affect, no motivation, limited speech, anhedonia, inattention, social withdrawal, disorganization, bizarre.

In brief: Catatonic

Flat affect, no motivation, limited speech, anhedonia, inattention, social withdrawal, disorganization, bizarre.
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