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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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What is schizophrenia like? Other delusions

Fixed ideas are part of the experience of psychosis. This article discusses a few of he more common delusions associated with schizophrenia.

What is schizophrenia like? Paranoid delusions

Paranoia is often present in schizophrenia. This article discusses the expericence of paranoia from a patient's perspective.

What is schizophrenia like? Other hallucinations

Hallucinations are part of schizophrenia. This article focuses on what experiencing hallucinations feels like from a patient's perspective.

What is schizophrenia like? The voices

Auditory hallucinations or hearing voices are core symptoms of schizophrenia. In this article we discuss about what hearing voices is like from a patient's perspective.

Schizophrenia versus schizoaffective disorder

Schizophrenia and schizoaffective are two different disorders. This article discusses the relevant differences why that matters.

The Schizophrenia Concept: Timeline Highlights

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Schizophrenia symptoms and diagnosis

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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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