What Are Obstacles in the Diagnosis of Schizophrenia?

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When a person develops schizophrenia and often times when their symptoms first emerge, it's not clear that that's definitively the diagnosis, because the symptoms may be not clearly expressed or may be intermingled with other things that are going on. For example many people have their answers when they're using drugs.

So it's not clear if it's a toxic psychosis, or it's schizophrenia. But however sort of the, whenever the circumstances of the initial phase of the illness. And the illness does not begin abruptly usually from one day to the next, it's usually something which occurs intermittently or gradually over a period of weeks, months but when it occurs most people and their families because usually they're in families at that time.

Don't real have any awareness of what's going on. I mean if you have, you know pain in your stomach or nausea or diarrhea, you have chest pain, if you have trouble breathing, people have a sense of I have a problem with my heart, my lungs, my stomach, kidneys, I got to go see a doctor.

When people develop these problems they don't necessarily want know what's going on, and they don't necessary know what to do. So they're pretty blind sided and then when they get treated assuming they get treated. That's always the case at least readily and they get better even if they're at home, I don't know what that was, but that's over and done with.

I'm going to get back to, but what they don't appreciate is the fact that the illness is really a recurrent and life long illness.