Early Warning Signs Of Schizophrenia

Posted In: Neurologist     2018-02-22     38

What is schizophrenia? – It is a serious disorder associated with a brain that affects nearly one percent of the population. People with this condition may have symptoms such as hallucinations, delusions, trouble with concentration and thinking, and lack of motivation. Although there is no treatment for schizophrenia, these symptoms can be treated that will immensely improve the mental health of a schizophrenic person over time. 


Early signs of schizophrenia


The signs of schizophrenia may vary from person to person. The early behavioral signs of schizophrenia include:

·         Strange body positioning

·         Seeing or hearing that isn’t present

·         Peculiar way of writing or speaking

·         A constant feeling of being observed

·         Feeling strange to very important situations

·         A change in personality

·         Poor performance in academic or work

·         A change in appearance and personal hygiene

·         Lack of sleep or concentration

·         Strange or inappropriate behavior

·         Withdrawal from social situations

·         Angry, irrational or fearful response to loved ones

·         Extreme preoccupation with religion or the occult


Symptoms of schizophrenia


The signs and symptoms of schizophrenia are classified into two categories:

Positive symptoms are known as psychotic symptoms that are added to the person’s personality. They are:

·         Delusions

·         Hallucinations

·         Disorganized behavior

·         Troubles in thinking and speech

Negative symptoms refer to those that are taken away from the person’s personality. Such as:

·         Extreme apathy

·         Social withdrawal

·         Emotional flatness

·         Lack of drive or initiative


Causes of schizophrenia


As per the experts, several factors are usually involved in contributing to the start of schizophrenia.

Given below is a list of the factors that contribute to the onset of schizophrenia:

·         Genetic inheritance

·         Chemical imbalance in the brain

·         Environment factors

·         Family relationships


·         Drug-induced schizophrenia