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.
If you or a loved one were recently diagnosed with schizophrenia, consider asking the doctor these questions at your next visit.