Schizophrenia Screening Test

The following screening measure was developed by Psych Central,
based upon the symptoms of schizophrenia.


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Instructions: This free screening test is for anyone who wants to see if they may have the symptoms commonly associated with a schizophrenia-specific disorder, such as Schizophrenia or schizophreniform disorder. Answer the questions below based upon how you currently feel or have felt in the past month.

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1. I feel that others control what I think and feel.






2. I hear or see things that others do not hear or see.






3. I feel it is very difficult for me to express myself in words that others can understand.






4. I feel I share absolutely nothing in common with others, including my friends and family.






5. I believe in more than one thing about reality and the world around me that nobody else seems to believe in.






6. Others don't believe me when I tell them the things I see or hear.






7. I can't trust what I'm thinking because I don't know if it's real or not.






8. I have magical powers that nobody else has or can explain.






9. Others are plotting to get me.






10. I find it difficult to get a hold of my thoughts.






11. I am treated unfairly because others are jealous of my special abilities.






12. I talk to another person or other people inside my head that nobody else can hear.






 

Adopted from the critera for diagnosis of a schizophrenia-related disorder. For personal use only; other use may be prohibited by law. Used here under fair use; scoring has been adopted for online use.
 

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Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 3 Dec 2013
    Published on PsychCentral.com. All rights reserved.

 

 

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