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What should I do if I think someone I know may have schizophrenia?

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If you think someone you know may have schizophrenia, reach out to your doctor or psychiatrist. Tell them what you have noticed and ask them what steps you should take, especially if the person isn’t interested in getting help.

SOURCES:

American Psychiatric Association,  , fourth edition, text revision (DSM-IV-TR), American Psychiatric Association, 2000. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

Keith, S.  , 1991. Schizophrenia Bulletin

Andreasen, N.  , 1991. Schizophrenia Bulletin

National Alliance on Mental Illness: “Schizophrenia.”

Mayo Clinic: “Schizophrenia, tests and diagnosis.”

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on January 13, 2019

SOURCES:

American Psychiatric Association,  , fourth edition, text revision (DSM-IV-TR), American Psychiatric Association, 2000. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

Keith, S.  , 1991. Schizophrenia Bulletin

Andreasen, N.  , 1991. Schizophrenia Bulletin

National Alliance on Mental Illness: “Schizophrenia.”

Mayo Clinic: “Schizophrenia, tests and diagnosis.”

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on January 13, 2019

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