What are symptoms of schizophrenia?

See DSM-IV-TR. You need to meet a group of criteria to be diagnosed with schizophrenia. People will have auditory hallucinations, bizarre delusion, paranoid thoughts, disorganized thought process. The symptoms have to cause a significant disfunction in social or occupational environment. The symptoms have to be present for 6 month or less of adequately treated. Symptoms can not be explained by drugs or medical.
Schizophrenia. Schizophrenia entails six months of symptoms and must significantly impair functioning in order to make the diagnosis. The symptoms are not due to drug use or another mental illness. Symptoms may include hallucinations, delusions (fixed beliefs that aren't true), disorganized speech and behavior, lack of motivation and emotional expression, low energy, poor grooming.
Schizophrenia. Schizophrenia entails six months of symptoms and must significantly impair functioning in order to make the diagnosis. The symptoms are not due to drug use or another mental illness. Symptoms may include hallucinations, delusions (fixed beliefs that aren't true), disorganized speech and behavior, lack of motivation and emotional expression, low energy, poor grooming.
Also answered. This question has also been answered very well already by several docs. Type in "schizophrenia" in your "ask a doctor box", scroll down to "see more results", and a whole host of questions/comments/answers can be seen. Generally schizophrenia is a brain neurotransmitter imbalance associated with disordered thought.

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Doctors, what are symptoms of schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia is a. Mental illness and common symptoms included hearing voices, seeing things, delusions, smells, paranoia, etc. There are various subtypes and degrees. Some people do very well with a combination of psychotherapy and medication. It often manifests in late teens, early adult years. It is not multiple personality even though the media often portrays it as such. Peace and good health.
Hallucinations. By definition, schizophrenia is about psychosis. Psychosis means the patient is getting external stimuli from the environment through one or more of his or her five senses, that does not objectively exist. In other words there are auditory, visual, olfactory, gustatory, and tactile hallucinations that can be experienced by the patient. Auditory hallucinations, however, are the most common.

What are the symptoms of schizophrenia?

Abnormal thoughts. There are a number of symptoms. These include hallucinations usually auditory (voices, sounds) bizarre thoughts and delusions held in spite of contrary evidence (I am poisoned, space aliens are watching me etc.), inability to focus, or carry out plans. Flat affect and lack of pleasure in activities.
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.
Hallucinations. By definition, schizophrenia is about psychosis. Psychosis means the patient is getting external stimuli from the environment through one or more of his or her five senses, that does not objectively exist. In other words there are auditory, visual, olfactory, gustatory, and tactile hallucinations that can be experienced by the patient. Auditory hallucinations, however, are the most common.

What are some symptoms of schizophrenia?

Distorted reality. There are positive and negative symptoms. Some positive symptoms are: misinterpreting situations or perceptions, sensing things with any of your 5 senses that are not there, disorganized thinking where thoughts don't make sense, behaving in inappropriate ways to the situation. Some negative symptoms are: disengagement from normal activities, showing no emotion, and social withdrawal.
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.

How to tell what are the symptoms of schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia is a. Mental illness and common symptoms included hearing voices, seeing things, delusions, smells, paranoia, etc. There are various subtypes and degrees. Some people do very well with a combination of psychotherapy and medication. It often manifests in late teens, early adult years. It is not multiple personality even though the media often portrays it as such. Peace and good health.
Hallucinations. By definition, schizophrenia is about psychosis. Psychosis means the patient is getting external stimuli from the environment through one or more of his or her five senses, that does not objectively exist. In other words there are auditory, visual, olfactory, gustatory, and tactile hallucinations that can be experienced by the patient. Auditory hallucinations, however, are the most common.

What are the symptoms of schizophrenia besides hallucinations?

Psychosis. Psychosis is the hallmark of schizophrenia and has to do with a person having delusions and/or hallucinations. Delusions are fixed, false beliefs. The most common delusions in schizophrenia are paranoia whereby a person believes someone is out to get them. The most common hallucinations in schizophrenia are auditory, whereby a person hears voices when no one is there.
Schizophrenia. Inappropriate affect, visual (and sometimes auditory) hallucinations, delusions, and decriments in social/interpersonal functioning. There are many others.
Schizophrenia sympto. Symptoms are disorganized thinking/speech such as loosing train of thought or words incoherent, auditory hallucinations, bizarre delusions or delusions of persecution, social withdrawal, poor hygiene, lack of motivation, poor judgement/attention/executive functions.

What are the symptoms of mild schizophrenia?

Mild? Not sure what you mean by mild schizophrenia. There are certainly varying degrees of symptoms. There are negative symptoms: affective blunting; alogia (impoverished thinking); apathy; anhedonia/asociality; and disturbance of attention and positive symptoms: paranoid delusions, auditory/visual hallucinations and other perceptual disturbances.

What are the early symptoms of schizophrenia?

Only some. Functional decline, social isolation, personality changes are some of the early symptoms of schizophrenia. However, the lack of these does not rule out the possibility. Accurate diagnosis is only possible in person, evaluation by a psychiatrist is the norm. Best of luck.

What are the common symptoms of schizophrenia?

Psychosis. Schizophrenia is a brain disease affecting one percent of the population. It is characterized by hallucinations and/or delusions, which are fixed, false beliefs. Paranoid schizophrenia is the most common type and is when a person believes that others are out to get them, even people they do not know. There are good available treatments for schizophrenia and a psychiatrist should be seen.
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.
Hallucinations. By definition, schizophrenia is about psychosis. Psychosis means the patient is getting external stimuli from the environment through one or more of his or her five senses, that does not objectively exist. In other words there are auditory, visual, olfactory, gustatory, and tactile hallucinations that can be experienced by the patient. Auditory hallucinations, however, are the most common.

What are the symptoms of acute schizophrenia?

The "Positive" signs. The most common (+) symptoms of acute schizophrenia are some or all of the following: lack of insight, auditory hallucinations (hearing sounds, voices or music), delusions of persecution, suspiciousness flat mood, thoughts spoken aloud & mood disturbance.