Schizophrenia diagnosis

If you’re experiencing mental health problems, you should make an appointment to see your GP. They’ll be able to assess you and refer you to a psychiatrist for a full mental health assessment.

There are no blood tests or scans that can prove if you have schizophrenia. Only a psychiatrist can diagnose you after a full psychiatric assessment.

Your symptoms need to last for a least one month before your doctor can diagnose you

There are several diagnoses which share the symptoms of schizophrenia including schizoaffective disorder and personality disorder. This can make it difficult to make a correct diagnosis.

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