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How Can Schizophrenia Be Diagnosed?

Ok so my step daughter says she is seeing dead things and hearing voices, she has been known to be a habitual liar, she just came out of the hospital, where she was in the physic ward for behavior reasons. She is telling her mother she has scitsophric, from what I ve read, she never had an onset being 19 and says she has full blown schizophrenia. How can we tell if she s telling truths or is just acting ,on what she learned form being around people with the true disease,, for attention?
Fri, 20 Jul 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service.
I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.
The reason for your step daughter's behavior could be anything. But it becomes your responsibility to get proper diagnosis. I suggest you to consult a psychiatrist for a thorough assessment.
Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
Regards,
Dr. K. V. Anand
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How Can Schizophrenia Be Diagnosed?

Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. The reason for your step daughter s behavior could be anything. But it becomes your responsibility to get proper diagnosis. I suggest you to consult a psychiatrist for a thorough assessment. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. K. V. Anand