The Common Symptoms, Causes, Risk Factors and Treatment of Schizophrenia

Symptoms. There are multiple symptoms that people with schizophrenia can experience, and they vary based on the way the condition manifests for the individual. The most common symptoms of schizophrenia are delusions. Delusions are false beliefs that have no foundation in reality. Delusions include beliefs such as being followed or hunted, that the individual is a savior of the world or humanity, or other thoughts and beliefs about the self or the world. Hallucinations consist of seeing and/or hearing things that are not really there. Even though these things are not really there, the person with schizophrenia believes that what they see or hear is real, and they have the full weight of a normal experience.Disorganized thinking is often recognized by disordered speech or communication. In disorganized thinking, a person with schizophrenia struggles with normal thought patterns and ideas. The person may struggle with motor skills. This symptom may also affect the person’s mood and interactions with others.