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What are the signs and symptoms of schizophrenia?

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Disorganized thoughts, hallucinations (especially auditory), illogical or paranoid ideas, social withdrawal, trouble with decision-making, schizophrenia should be diagnosed by a psychiatrist.
It's a tough disorder but usually manageable with medications. One of the great hindrances is the reluctance of many schizophrenics to see that they are sick.

In brief: See below

Disorganized thoughts, hallucinations (especially auditory), illogical or paranoid ideas, social withdrawal, trouble with decision-making, schizophrenia should be diagnosed by a psychiatrist.
It's a tough disorder but usually manageable with medications. One of the great hindrances is the reluctance of many schizophrenics to see that they are sick.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: Sxs

Schizophrenia has positive, negative & cognitive sxs.
A person with positive sxs loses touch with reality with hallucinations or delusions. Negative sxs: lack of pleasure; failing to take care of every day functions; losing motivation; inability to carry out plans & isolation. Cognitive symptoms could include problems focusing, memory problems or difficulty understanding what is going on.

In brief: Sxs

Schizophrenia has positive, negative & cognitive sxs.
A person with positive sxs loses touch with reality with hallucinations or delusions. Negative sxs: lack of pleasure; failing to take care of every day functions; losing motivation; inability to carry out plans & isolation. Cognitive symptoms could include problems focusing, memory problems or difficulty understanding what is going on.
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