Schizophrenia Symptoms :Top 10
It is usually diagnosed in a patient’s early 20s and generally in patients who have a family history of mental illness.
Moreover, it affects the way you think, act, and react to the world around you. It is a serious mental illness that can be difficult to diagnose due to its broad range of symptoms that are more easily associated with other mental disorders or illnesses.
There are a few ways to potentially detect warning signs and symptoms.
We’ve compiled a list of the Top Ten worst symptoms of schizophrenia.
Types of schizophrenia:
There are in fact five different types
01 Paranoid Schizophrenia
02 Disorganized schizophrenia
03 Catatonic Schizophrenia
04 Residual Schizophrenia
05 Schizoaffective Disorder
Symptoms of Schizophrenia:
Depression is a difficult symptom to identify in schizophrenia. Furthermore, patients have many other symptoms that bleed into the symptoms of depression.
In some cases, it is misdiagnosed as depression and patients have been treated for it rather than for schizophrenia.
09 Cognitive Impedance:
Patient may have issues with their thinking abilities. Moreover, including the ability to remember small details. They would also have trouble attempting to do many things at once, such as carrying out instructions while also remembering passwords or phone numbers.
08 Inability to Concentrate:
Inability to concentrate, among other cognitive hindrances, patients struggle to follow through and finish what they started. Furthermore, they may also be unable to keep track of something that they’re watching or listening to.
07 Over sleeping:
Over sleeping or hypersomnia, much like other depressive mental illnesses and disabilities, schizophrenia affects the patient’s sleep cycle. Patients are either unable to fall asleep due to their state of mind or they are unable to wake up on time once they do get to sleep.
Apathy or inability to express emotions is another symptom. Symptoms include a disruption of what is considered normal behavior. Patients are either unable to feel emotion or if they do feel it, they don’t express it. These patients often exhibit in expressive faces, restricted facial expressions, flat voices, and a lack of eye contact.
05 Deterioration of Personal Hygiene:
Early warning signs for schizophrenia include major disruption of regular behavior. This coupled with patient’s inability to follow through might show a noticeable decline in personal hygiene and cleanliness routines.
04 Extreme Reactions:
Extreme reactions, heightened anxiety, and hostility towards the seemingly unknown can cause extreme reactions from patients. They can often be jumpy or exhibit paranoia. In some cases, they may laugh inappropriately or cry for no reason.
Delusions are the firm belief in something that is simply not true. Almost 90% of patients exhibit forms of delusion. In addition to this, patients may believe that they are famous or that their thoughts or actions are being controlled by external forces. More commonly, they hold the belief that someone is out to get them.
Schizophrenic patients often experience symptoms of hallucinations of things that just aren’t there, such as voices telling them to do something, warning them of something, or yelling abuse at them.
They sometimes feel sensations that aren’t physically being inflicted on them, such as objects touching their skin.
01 Disorganized Speech:
A patient can have a hard time organizing thoughts. In addition to this, their speech follows suit and they will jump from one topic to the next without any clear connection in between. They will sometimes fill their speech with words that only have meaning to them or meaninglessly rhyme words.