Schizophrenia Test

Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness characterized by schizophrenia symptoms, such as experiencing hallucinations or delusions that have no connection to reality (but feel just as real to the person).

Our schizophrenia 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. This test takes most people less than 2 minutes to complete and will provide instant results.

Instructions: Answer the questions below honestly based upon how you currently feel or have felt in the past month.


I am a year old / /

1. I believe 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 criteria 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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Psych Central Research Team

Psych Central quizzes are developed by Dr. John M. Grohol, Psy.D. in conjunction with other psychological researchers, based upon scientific studies and/or the official diagnostic criteria for a disorder. Dr. Grohol is a published researcher, author, and mental health expert, and he currently sits on the scientific board of Computers in Human Behavior. Learn more about how we develop our psychological tests.

APA Reference
Research Team, P. (2019). Schizophrenia Test. Psych Central. Retrieved on May 25, 2020, from


Scientifically Reviewed
Last updated: 25 Jan 2019
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 25 Jan 2019
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