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The Ten Common Symptoms of Schizophrenia

The top 10 signs of schizophrenia are:

  1. Delusions (believing things that are not true)

  2. Hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that are not there)

  3. Disorganized thinking (can’t keep thoughts ordered)

  4. Disorganized speech (e.g., frequent derailment of the conversation, loose associations, or talking incoherently)

  5. Agitation

  6. Grossly disorganized or catatonic behaviour (e.g., childlike “silliness,” resisting simple instructions, odd or rigid posture, repeated movements that serve no purpose)

  7. Lack of drive or initiative

  8. Social withdrawal

  9. Apathy

  10. Emotional unresponsiveness or lack of emotional expression

Warning: If you are not coping with your mental health condition and/or in a crisis immediately contact your your preferred choice of provider to help you manage through this period and ensure you are fully supported at this time of need.

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