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A medical or mental health professional may use the following terms when discussing the symptoms of schizophrenia.
Positive symptoms are disturbances that are “added” to the person’s personality.
False ideas- individuals may believe that someone is spying on him or her, or that they are someone famous (or a religious figure).
Seeing, feeling, tasting, hearing or smelling something that doesn’t really exist. The most common experience is hearing imaginary voices that give commands or comments to the individual.
Disordered thinking and speech:
Moving from one topic to another, in a nonsensical fashion. Individuals may also make up their own words or sounds, rhyme in a way that doesn’t make sense, or repeat words and ideas.
This can range from having problems with routine behaviors like hygiene or chosing appropriate clothing for the weather, to unprovoked outbursts, to impulsive and uninhibited actions. A person may also have movements that seem anxious, agitated, tense or constant without any apparent reason.
Negative symptoms are capabilities that are “lost” from the person’s personality.
👉🏾Extreme apathy (lack of interest or enthusiasm)
👉🏾Lack of drive or initiative
Left untreated, schizophrenia can result in severe problems that affect every area of life.
➡↪⏩ Complications that schizophrenia may cause or be associated with include:
👉🏾Suicide, suicide attempts and thoughts of suicide
👉🏾Anxiety disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
👉🏾Abuse of alcohol or other drugs, including tobacco
👉🏾Inability to work or attend school
👉🏾Legal and financial problems and homelessness
👉🏾Health and medical problems
👉🏾Aggressive behavior, although it’s uncommon.
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