Many mental health conditions cause dysfunctional behavior in social interactions as well as functional issues. Schizophrenia, being connected to emotional issues and the thinking process, fits this description well and these features are often displayed as part of the range of schizophrenia symptoms. It is common for all thinking processes to degrade and a form of paranoia can be displayed as well as emotional unresponsiveness. This means that delusions, hallucinations, both auditory and visual, and disorganized speech can all be present in addition to thinking problems.
Schizophrenia, normally is not seen in children, and only begins to be seen in people over the age of 15 and it is common for this condition to develop in young adults from about 15 to 25 years. Medical professionals categorize the disorder using identifiers like; behavior, cognitive problems, delusions or hallucinations, physical symptoms and feelings, which includes moods. All of these areas are investigated as part of any diagnosis of schizophrenia and any
Initially postures which are not commonly seen can be an indication of something amiss. Perhaps the person has clumsy behavior or an awkward gait or has some involuntary movement of a part of their body, maybe the tongue or mouth makes contorted movements or some normal movements are made in a speeded up or slowed down fashion. It may be that the person remains very rigid, has a blank expression or just cant quite show emotions through facial movements.
If any of the above
are present and the person tries to avoid social contact, has problems maintaining relationships or has interests in any subject which is excessive then perhaps they are in the early stages of developing schizophrenia. It may also be that a small problem becomes a big issue because of their inability to cope with the small initial problem.
seen in an individual suffering from the condition may be that they display indifference when it would be expected that they should be interested or engaged. They may also be unable to feel happy or any form of enjoyment. They may also have suicidal thoughts, anxiety, depression and have mood swings. Other signs indicating the onset of schizophrenia can be repeated thoughts, remaining silent, talking in a different manner, changing the structure of the language, an inability to express themselves and fragmented thoughts, disjointed actions and irrational behavior.
Although many people think of paranoia sufferers as having delusions and hallucinations, which can be auditory or visual, it is also one of the common
sufferers can display. The delusions and hallucinations can come in many different forms. Perhaps the person thinks that someone is working against them, or perhaps that their food or drink is being poisoned or even that the schizophrenia sufferer is the savior of the world and is a god or the next prophet.