Paranoid, anxious, angry or argumentative, and falsely believe that others are trying to harm them or their loved ones</li></ul>Symptoms<br />
<ul><li>Psychiatrist should perform evaluation to make the diagnosis
No medical tests for schizophrenia exist. Following factors may suggest a schizophrenia diagnosis, but do not confirm it:</li></ul>Course of illness and how long symptoms have lasted<br />Changes from level of function before illness<br />Developmental background<br />Genetic and family history<br />Response to medication<br /><ul><li>CT scans of the head and other imaging techniques may find some changes that occur with schizophrenia and may rule out other disorders</li></ul>Signs and Tests<br />
<ul><li>Medications</li></ul>Antipsychotic medications are the most effective treatment for schizophrenia<br />Long-term risks of antipsychotic medications include a movement disorder called tardive dyskinesia (people development movements they can’t control, especially around the mouth)<br />Clozapine is the most effective medication for schizophrenia symptoms<br />Treatment<br />
<ul><li>Thirty minute of moderate physical activity on most or all days of the week is a good goal to aim for
Research has found that exercise programs improved mental state for measures including anxiety and depression, when compared to standard care
Research is rather new in this field and exercise prescription is very limited, more rigorous research is being called for</li></ul>Exercise as a form of Treatment<br />
Wiley-Blackwell (2010, May 12). Schizophrenia: Regular exercise guidelines still apply.ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 20, 2011, from http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/05/100511192250.htm<br />http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001925/<br />Sources<br />
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