What does schizophrenia prodrome feel like? Various mood changes such as anxiety, depression, mood swings, sleep disturbances, irritability, anger, and suicidal ideas are reported as part of prodromal symptoms. Patient may also present with spectrum of conditions including obsessive-compulsive phenomenon and dissociative disorders.
Can you be self aware of schizophrenia? Previous studies have found that patients with full-blown schizophrenia lack self-awareness of illness (4, 10). About 46% of FEP patients showed poor insight (11) and insight impairment is associated with multiple cognitive deficits (12).
Can someone develop schizophrenia out of nowhere? The exact causes of schizophrenia are unknown. Research suggests a combination of physical, genetic, psychological and environmental factors can make a person more likely to develop the condition. Some people may be prone to schizophrenia, and a stressful or emotional life event might trigger a psychotic episode.
What does schizophrenia physically do to the brain? Schizophrenia is associated with changes in the structure and functioning of a number of key brain systems, including prefrontal and medial temporal lobe regions involved in working memory and declarative memory, respectively.