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What are some early warning signs of a schizophrenia relapse?

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Be alert to these early signs of a schizophrenia relapse:

  • Trouble sleeping
  • Eating less
  • Trouble concentrating or being disorganized
  • Staying away from other people or disappearing unexpectedly
  • Mood changes, nervousness, or irritability
  • Having strange ideas or disorganized thinking
  • Poor personal hygiene
  • Speech that doesn't make sense
  • Hearing voices
  • Delusions, suspiciousness, or increased paranoia
  • Aggressive talk
  • Suicidal thoughts

SOURCES:

Bouhlel, S. , 2012. Encephale

Emsley, R. , 2013. BMC Psychiatry

HelpGuide: "Schizophrenia Treatment & Recovery."

Lamberti, J. , 2001. Journal of Psychiatric Practice

Andreasen, N. , 2013. The American Journal of Psychiatry

Wunderink, L. , 2013. JAMA Psychiatry

UpToDate: "Pharmacotherapy for schizophrenia: Long-acting injectable antipsychotic drugs."

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on April 13, 2018

SOURCES:

Bouhlel, S. , 2012. Encephale

Emsley, R. , 2013. BMC Psychiatry

HelpGuide: "Schizophrenia Treatment & Recovery."

Lamberti, J. , 2001. Journal of Psychiatric Practice

Andreasen, N. , 2013. The American Journal of Psychiatry

Wunderink, L. , 2013. JAMA Psychiatry

UpToDate: "Pharmacotherapy for schizophrenia: Long-acting injectable antipsychotic drugs."

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on April 13, 2018

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