There is no test that can make a schizophrenia diagnosis. People with schizophrenia usually come to the attention of a mental health professional after others see them acting strangely.
Doctors make a diagnosis through interviews with the patient as well as with friends and family members.
Psychiatrists have the most experience with diagnosing schizophrenia. A psychiatrist or other licensed mental health professional should be involved in making a schizophrenia diagnosis whenever possible.
Your mother, father, brother, or sister has
Your mother had certain problems while she
was pregnant with you. For example, if your mother didn't get enough to eat
(malnutrition), had a
viral infection, or took certain medicines for
high blood pressure, you may be at increased