Your doctor will ask you questions about your
medical history and your
mental health and about any odd experiences you may
have had, such as hearing voices or having confusing thoughts. You also will
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Disorganized speech, such as not
making sense to others when you talk
Very disorganized or
catatonic behavior, such as sitting or standing in
unusual positions for a long time
such as having no emotion, not being able to feel pleasure, or having a hard
You have had milder symptoms, such as odd beliefs or confusion, for at least 6 months.
You have problems doing your job right or dealing
with other people or problems in other areas of your life.
Your symptoms aren't caused by other mental or physical health
problems, a medicine you're taking, or
substance abuse problems.
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