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In schizophrenia not all symptoms are created equal


Questions abound about how a diagnosis of schizophrenia is made. There are different types of schizophrenia symptoms ranging from strange thoughts and perceptual experiences to an oppressive lack of interest in one's surroundings or complete immobility. In this article we review the main types of symptoms that count toward a diagnosis and briefly discuss how they respond to the typical medications prescribed for schizophrenia.

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Schizophrenia versus schizoaffective disorder

What are the differences between schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder?

The Schizophrenia Concept: Timeline Highlights

What are the roots of our current thinking about the concept of schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia symptoms and diagnosis

What are the main symptoms of schizophrenia? How is a diagnosis of schizophrenia made?

Questions doctors ask to diagnose schizophrenia

Worried about having schizophrenia? You wonder what a psychiatrist will ask during the first visit? Here is what to expect.

Coping with schizophrenia

Be prepared! Help your doctor help you!


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What are the benefits and adverse effects of schizophrenia treatments?

Patient's perspective: A Beautiful Mind, the movie

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Schizophrenia: Myths and Facts

Common myths about schizophrenia

Negative symptoms

What are the negative symptoms of schizophrenia?

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