There is no test that can make a schizophrenia diagnosis. People with schizophrenia usually come to the attention of a mental health professional after others see them acting strangely.
Doctors make a diagnosis through interviews with the patient as well as with friends and family members.
Psychiatrists have the most experience with diagnosing schizophrenia. A psychiatrist or other licensed mental health professional should be involved in making a schizophrenia diagnosis whenever possible.
Smile, frown, or use facial expressions that fit
Talk as loudly or softly as needed.
You'll also learn skills that will help you with your
treatment. These may include:
How to manage your medicines.
tell if your medicine is causing side effects and what to do.
to know if you're having a
relapse and what to do.
How to find the help you need.
To help you with these skills, your teachers may model them
and then ask you to do the same with others in your class (role-playing). For
example, you may role-play asking for help or interviewing for a job.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
August 19, 2010
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