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What are symptoms of schizophrenia?

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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Antonio Garcia Merino
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Dr. Mark Reynolds
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Mark Reynolds
Dr. Mark Reynolds
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Dr. Mark Reynolds
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Mark Reynolds
Dr. Mark Reynolds
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Dr. Ester Kwok
Internal Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Ester Kwok
Dr. Ester Kwok
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