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What are the symptoms of changes in thinking related to schizophrenia?

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Schizophrenia-related changes in thinking include:

  • Lack of concentration or being able to follow a train of thought
  • Seeing or hearing things that aren't real (hallucinations)
  • Confusing TV and dreams with reality
  • Strange ideas that may not make sense (for example, thinking that parents are stealing things or that an evil spirit possesses him or her)
  • Paranoia -- thinking that people are after him or talking about him
  • Dwelling unreasonably on the past

SOURCES:

Boston Children's Hospital: "Schizophrenia."

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: "Schizophrenia in Children."

Teen Mental Health: "Schizophrenia."

National Institute of Mental Health: "Schizophrenia."

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on July 17, 2018

SOURCES:

Boston Children's Hospital: "Schizophrenia."

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: "Schizophrenia in Children."

Teen Mental Health: "Schizophrenia."

National Institute of Mental Health: "Schizophrenia."

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on July 17, 2018

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