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What are the early signs of Schizophrenia?

posted on Jan 16, 2020

If you suspect a loved one of having Schizophrenia it is crucial you seek medical attention for them as soon as possible. Below are a few common early warning signs of Schizophrenia.

Early warning signs may include:

  • Withdrawal from activities and social contacts
  • Irrational, angry, or fearful responses to friends and family
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Deterioration in studies or work
  • Inappropriate use of language—words do not make sense
  • Sudden excesses, such as extreme religiosity, extreme activity
  • Deterioration in personal hygiene
  • Difficulty controlling thoughts, difficulty concentrating
  • Hearing voices or sounds others don’t hear
  • Seeing people or things others don’t see
  • A constant feeling of being watched
  • Inability to turn off the imagination, delusions, off-the-wall ideas
  • Mood swings, increased anxiety
  • Somatic symptoms: weakness, pains, bizarre body sensations