What are the Symptoms of Schizophrenia?

The symptoms of schizophrenia are usually classified as positive and negative symptoms.

Positive or more overtly psychotic symptoms include:

  • Delusions - Beliefs that have no basis in reality. Delusions cause the patient to believe that people are reading their thoughts or plotting against them, that others are secretly monitoring and threatening them, or that they can control other people’s minds.
  • Hallucinations - Hearing, seeing, feeling, smelling or tasting things that have no basis in reality
  • Disorganized thought process
  • Disorganized speech
  • Disorganized behavior
  • Catatonic behavior- People with schizophrenia sometimes have trouble communicating in coherent sentences or carrying on conversations with others; move more slowly, repeat rhythmic gestures or make movements such as walking in circles or pacing; and have difficulty making sense of everyday sights, sounds and feelings.

Negative or potentially less overtly psychotic symptoms include:

  • Emotional flatness
  • Lack of facial expressions
  • Lack of speech - Speech is brief and lacks content.
  • Lack of motivation - Inability to start and follow through with activities.
  • Lack of pleasure or interest in life.

Comments

ajesh- Saturday, May 10, 2014

I have one mental problem started 2 years firstly i did not clarified but the soon they have very bad habit that like the other person sexual parts [ie like ....] and men and wowans personaly disorders type what is the problem

mvkulk Monday, September 12, 2011

I feel harmones/vitamins/minerals may also play a role in SZ. what are the test can be conducted for male 28 years having SZ since 10 years mvkulk

mvkulk Monday, September 12, 2011

My son is diagnosied for SZ 10 years back. He is 28y now. What consultation treatment u can offer online??????? mvkulk

sonali77 Friday, September 9, 2011

my husband have a schizophrenia recently , we are decided for family planning ? will the child be normal ? or any crisis exist . can we wait for a time , how long ???

jameel_6358 Monday, January 10, 2011

what are the drugs available in india for treating positive symptoms in Schizophrenia?

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