How to Recognize Schizophrenic Symptoms

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One of the most common symptom of schizophrenia is paranoia. People who suffer from schizophrenia are under the delusion that somebody or something is out to get them.

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Another common symptom among those that suffer from schizophrenia is hallucinations.
They hear voices or see people or things that are not there.

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Lack of care for personal hygiene especially from someone who is otherwise very well kept and clean.

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A person that is normally an outgoing person for no apparent reason becoming withdrawal or going into a social isolation.

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Displaying a manic-depressive behaviour which is a disorder in itself but often accompanies those who suffer from schizophrenia. That is at times showing the lack of emotions, showing great outbursts of anger, and generally emotions not matching the situation.

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Having trouble concentrating on school and work.

Tips and Warnings

  • Nobody but a trained professional can make the diagnosis that a person is suffering from schizophrenia. The symptoms listed above are shared by other disorders and with some who regularly abuse drugs. If a loved one or friend begins displaying these symptoms, then seek professional help immediately.
  • Schizophrenia is often wrongly portrayed in the media. It is important to know how to recognize the symptoms of schizophrenia. Note that many of the symptoms are shared by other disorders and those who regularly abuse certain drugs. When recognizing the symptoms of schizophrenia it is important seek medical and psychology assistance from professional trained individuals.