Diagnosing schizophrenia is based on observing patients’ actions. But doctors use certain tests to make sure nothing else as at the root of the symptoms.
To diagnose schizophrenia, a doctor must first rule out any medical illness that may be causing behavioral changes.
To determine whether someone has schizophrenia, doctors will start by doing a psychological evaluation and a complete medical exam.
The Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale helps researchers study people with schizophrenia and related psychotic disorders.
Some statistics show Black people are more often diagnosed with schizophrenia than people of other races.