A ‘smart’ way to spot schizophrenia signs – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-34656921

From their website;

Most people with a diagnosis of schizophrenia recognise warning signs that they are getting unwell – for example poor sleep or increased anxiety.

Intervening early can prevent a full-blown psychotic episode. … prompt assistance could avoid months of distress.

I’ll be trialling a smartphone app called ExPRESS. The aim is to help people track their own warning signs of relapse. It asks them a series of personalised questions every week and sends this information securely to their care team. If warning signs increase above a critical level, the patient and their team take action to prevent relapse.


Basic symptoms

  • Being hypersensitive to sounds
  • Straight things appear crooked, and shapes can be distorted
  • Increased indecisiveness about small things
  • Difficulty multitasking
  • Problems understanding or thinking of common words
  • A feeling of disconnection
  • Micropsia or macropsia – things seeming bigger or smaller than they actually are

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