The symptoms of schizophrenia vary in quality and intensity from individual to individual, but delusions or a failure to recognize what is real is characteristic. The delusions of schizophrenia can cause hallucinations in sight (visual hallucination), sound (auditory hallucination), and/or touch (tactile hallucination). Other symptoms of schizophrenia include
- disordered or
- confused thought.
This can be associated with talking nonsense and disorganized speech. Both a decrease in social interactivity or being socially withdrawn and agitation are common. This can lead to other socially negative symptoms and unusual behavior.
Other schizophrenia symptoms and signs
- Decreased Social Interactivity
- Disordered Thought
- Failure to Recognize What Is Real
- False Beliefs
- Hearing Voices
- Nonsense Talking
- Withdrawn Behavior
Kasper, D.L., et al., eds. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 19th Ed. United States: McGraw-Hill Education, 2015.
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Examples of Medications for Schizophrenia Symptoms and Signs
- aripiprazole (Abilify, Aristrada)
- chlorpromazine - oral, Thorazine
- chlorpromazine-injection, Thorazine
- clozapine (Clozaril, Fazacio ODT, Versacloz)
- fluphenazine (Permitil, Prolixin)
- fluphenazine concentrate - oral, Prolixin
- fluphenazine liquid - oral, Prolixin
- Haldol (haloperidol) vs. Abilify (aripiprazole)
- Haldol (haloperidol) vs. Ativan (lorazepam)
- Haldol (haloperidol) vs. Risperdal (risperidone)
- Haldol (haloperidol) vs. Thorazine (chlorpromazine)
- Haldol (haloperidol) vs. Xanax (alprazolam)
- Haldol (haloperidol) vs. Zyprexa (olanzapine)
- haloperidol (Haldol)
- lurasidone hydrochloride (Latuda)
- olanzapine (Zyprexa, Zydis)
- paliperidone (Invega)
- paliperidone palmitate (Invega Sustenna)
- paliperidone palmitate (Invega Trinza)
- Phenothiazine Antipsychotics
- quetiapine (Seroquel)
- risperidone, Risperdal; Risperdal Consta, Risperdal M-TAB
- ziprasidone (Geodon)
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