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Is having a weird gait a good sign of having schizophrenia?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kevin Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
7 doctors agree

In brief: No

Not at all. There are very specific signs and symptoms which must correlate with the criteria for schizophrenia, but gait is not one of them. Sometimes, a child will have motor developmental problems, such as clumbsiness and awkward, poor coordination in association with pervasive development disorders such as autism-which is at times confused with schizophrenia.

In brief: No

Not at all. There are very specific signs and symptoms which must correlate with the criteria for schizophrenia, but gait is not one of them. Sometimes, a child will have motor developmental problems, such as clumbsiness and awkward, poor coordination in association with pervasive development disorders such as autism-which is at times confused with schizophrenia.
Dr. Kevin Passer
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Dr. William Harris
Schizophrenia is a thought disorder, not a physical disorder.
Dr. Alan Ali
There can be decrease in gait velocity due to impaired executive functions in Schizophrenics!
Dr. Seth Kunen
Clinical Psychology
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

Gait problems are not a classic sign of schizophrenia, altho some ppl w/ schizophrenia may have poor body awareness.
Gait disorders are more commonly associated w/ disorders such as parkinson's, cerebral palsy, ms, muscular dystrophy, huntington's, etc., or they can be due to brain injury (e.g., strokes), drugs, leg injuries, inner ear problems, arthritis, conversion disorder . .

In brief: No

Gait problems are not a classic sign of schizophrenia, altho some ppl w/ schizophrenia may have poor body awareness.
Gait disorders are more commonly associated w/ disorders such as parkinson's, cerebral palsy, ms, muscular dystrophy, huntington's, etc., or they can be due to brain injury (e.g., strokes), drugs, leg injuries, inner ear problems, arthritis, conversion disorder . .
Dr. Seth Kunen
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Dr. Seth Kunen
Clinical Psychology
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

Gait problems are not a classic sign of schizophrenia, altho some ppl w/ schizophrenia may have poor body awareness.
Gait disorders are more commonly associated w/ disorders such as parkinson's, cerebral palsy, ms, muscular dystrophy, huntington's, etc., or they can be due to brain injury (e.g., strokes), drugs, leg injuries, inner ear problems, arthritis, conversion disorder . . ..

In brief: No

Gait problems are not a classic sign of schizophrenia, altho some ppl w/ schizophrenia may have poor body awareness.
Gait disorders are more commonly associated w/ disorders such as parkinson's, cerebral palsy, ms, muscular dystrophy, huntington's, etc., or they can be due to brain injury (e.g., strokes), drugs, leg injuries, inner ear problems, arthritis, conversion disorder . . ..
Dr. Seth Kunen
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry

In brief: Gait

No correlation between thought disorders & movement disorders.

In brief: Gait

No correlation between thought disorders & movement disorders.
Dr. Alan Ali
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