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Physical Exam for Schizophrenia

During the physical exam for schizophrenia, the doctor will:

  • Check a person's weight and compare it with his or her usual weight.
  • Look for rapid eye movements, increased rate of blinking, and the inability to follow an object with the eyes.
  • Check for unusual movements, such as uncontrollable body or facial twitches.
  • Watch for unusual and repeated movements, such as pacing or cocking the head to the side as if listening to another person speak.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerLisa S. Weinstock, MD - Psychiatry
Last RevisedAugust 31, 2012

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Last Updated: August 31, 2012
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