Diagnosis & Tests
Diagnosing schizophrenia is based on observing patients’ actions. But doctors use certain tests to make sure nothing else as at the root of the symptoms.
Doctors diagnose schizophrenia mainly by its symptoms. Learn more.
Psychiatrists and psychologists use special techniques to diagnose a mental illness like schizophrenia. This overview will help you prepare for your doctor visit.
To diagnose schizophrenia, one has first to rule out any medical illness that may be the actual cause of behavioral changes. Once medical causes have been looked for and not found, a psychotic illness such as schizophrenia could be considered.