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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
Your doctor also may
suggest tests to rule out
other conditions with similar symptoms or to diagnose
other schizophrenia disorders. These tests may include
blood tests and a
CT scan or
MRI. The CT scan or MRI will check the size,
structure, and function of your brain.
Positive symptoms can come and go. Know what to look for, so you can take
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If your doctor thinks you are
depressed or are thinking about suicide, a
suicide assessment also may be done.
Schizophrenia is diagnosed when:2
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