Schizophrenia Screening Test

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


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.

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 29 Mar 2015
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