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Schizophrenia has unusual symptoms. If you are not familiar with them, they may seem frightening. Below is a description of these symptoms.
Some people with
schizophrenia have frightening thoughts and hear threatening voices.
This causes them to act afraid or to argue with other people. Sometimes they attack other people or objects in their
surroundings because they are afraid of them.
Catatonic behavior is rare. It can cause odd behaviors such as:
Disorganized symptoms in schizophrenia are rare. But if you have disorganized speech or behaviors, they may be the most noticeable or unsettling symptoms that you have. People who have these symptoms may have unpredictable
They may act silly and giggle for no apparent reason. They often
make up words and sentences that make no sense to other people. And they often don't show facial expressions.
Examples of disorganized speech include:
Examples of disorganized behavior include:
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerLisa S. Weinstock, MD - Psychiatry
Current as ofNovember 20, 2015
Current as of:
November 20, 2015
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Lisa S. Weinstock, MD - Psychiatry
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