Other Conditions With Symptoms Similar to Schizophrenia
Other conditions can cause similar symptoms as
schizophrenia, such as
hallucinations. But having similar symptoms doesn't mean that you have schizophrenia. When similar symptoms are caused by other
conditions, they are often related to a specific situation and disappear with
Other conditions that can cause symptoms similar to those of schizophrenia
is a chronic, disabling mental illness characterized by a wide range of symptoms, including:
loss of contact with reality
It is strongly linked to an increased risk of suicide attempts and completed suicides.
Among people diagnosed with schizophrenia, an estimated 20% to 40% attempt suicide. From 5% to 13% actually complete the act of suicide. Compared to the general population, people with schizophrenia have a more than...
Poor interaction of combined medicines. Taking several
prescription medicines that interact with each other can lead to
hallucinations and other symptoms that are similar to the positive symptoms of
Even if you don't have schizophrenia, you need to see a health
professional if you experience any symptoms that are similar to those of the
positive symptoms of schizophrenia.
Primary Medical Reviewer
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer
Miklos Ferenc Losonczy, MD, PhD - Psychiatry
August 16, 2011
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
August 16, 2011
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