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  1. Schizophrenia Diagnosis

    There is no test that can make a schizophrenia diagnosis. WebMD explains how doctors use an assessment of symptoms to decide if patients are suffering from schizophrenia.

  2. Schizophrenia: Choosing a Doctor and Therapist

    Find out how to find the right doctor and/or therapist to treat schizophrenia and other mental health disorders.

  3. Schizophrenia Types and Symptoms

    WebMD helps you understand the types of schizophrenia and the symptoms.

  4. Schizophrenia: An Overview

    Schizophrenia is a fairly common and debilitating mental illness. Learn more, including causes, symptoms, types, and treatments.

  5. Schizophrenia Exams and Tests

    To diagnose schizophrenia, one has first to rule out any medical illness that may be the actual cause of the behavioral changes. Learn more.

  6. Schizophrenia: When Hospital Care is Needed - Topic Overview

    People who have schizophrenia sometimes have to spend time in the hospital. This can be because of severe symptoms or for other reasons. You may have to go to the hospital if you: Are having a psychotic episode. This means you can't tell the difference between what is real and what is not real. Talk about suicide or hurting yourself or others. Have severe medicine side effects,such as ...

  7. Schizophrenia - Topic Overview

    What is schizophrenia? Schizophrenia is an illness that harms how your brain works and how you think. It affects each person in a different way,both on a daily basis and over a lifetime. How society and the people you come in contact with react to schizophrenia also can make a difference in how schizophrenia affects you. They may make it easier or harder for you to cope with the illness. ...

  8. Schizophrenia - Medicines

    Medicine is the most effective treatment for schizophrenia,and there are many medicines that can help. Medicines may be used for positive or negative symptoms,but they don't work as well for negative symptoms as they do for positive symptoms. During a first psychotic episode or a relapse,you probably will need constant care and may have to go to a hospital. If you already are using ...

  9. Schizophrenia - Cause

    Experts don't know what causes schizophrenia. It may have different causes for different people. In some people,brain chemistry and brain structure are not normal. Family history may play a role. And problems that harm a baby's brain during pregnancy also may help cause it. Genetics: Your chance of developing schizophrenia is greater if your parent,brother,or sister has the illness. 1 ...

  10. Schizophrenia - Symptoms

    Schizophrenia has many symptoms,and having one or more of the symptoms doesn't mean you have schizophrenia. Symptoms usually start during your teen years or early adulthood. They may appear suddenly or may develop gradually. When symptoms develop gradually,they may be confused with other conditions that have similar symptoms,such as depression or anxiety disorders. You may not know you ...

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