Warning Signs Of Schizophrenia

Published on August 29th, 2018

Updated on March 11th, 2022

Warning Signs Of Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a disorder that is scary for both the patient and those around them. It affects friends, family, peers, and in severe cases, the general public. People who are schizophrenic tend to have alarming behaviors and thoughts. Sometimes these behaviors and thoughts confuse and frighten others. This is especially the case for those who are not familiar with what it means to have schizophrenia.

Typically while cases of schizophrenia are treatable, it will affect the lifestyle of the patient. If you know what warning signs to look out for you may be able to catch the symptoms early. By being able to identify the warning signs of schizophrenia you will be able to get help quickly. Here is a list of warning signs of schizophrenia:

Genetic Influence

There is a hereditary component to schizophrenia. Patients with schizophrenia typically have family members with schizophrenia. You are at risk if you have a parent, sibling, or grandparent who suffers from schizophrenia.

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Social Withdrawal

Those who are showing early signs of schizophrenia will present with social withdrawal. This means the way the patients interact with others will change. They may:

Decline in Functioning

A patient with schizophrenia will show a decline in functioning. This can manifest in many different ways, like:

Bizarre or Unpredictable Behavior

The most telling sign of schizophrenia is bizarre or unpredictable behavior. These behaviors will be out of the patient’s typical character. There are several bizarre behaviors that can be indicative of schizophrenia, including:

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