New Delhi | Jagran Lifestyle Desk: Mental health is at times even more complex to understand than physical health. Many issues like depression, anxiety and stress are common mental problems that people suffer from. But if one goes through signs like hallucinations, delusions, lack of ability to function normally, then there are chances that they are suffering from Schizophrenia. 

Yes, this is one of the most complex and serious mental health disorders, which impacts the normal day-to-day functioning of your brain. The patient start imagining and hallucinating a lot of things, their thoughts get delusional and disordered.

When people try to understand a health issue, many tend to developed misconceptions about them. And one such problem occurs with Schizophrenia where people misconstrued it to be an issue with split personality which is not true. Here, the person suffering carries only one personality but is delusional and lives in his or her own small world. Therefore, to raise awareness regarding this mental disorder, every year, on May 24, World Schizophrenia Day 2021 is observed.

National Schizophrenia was declared May 24 as World Schizophrenia Day to honour Dr. Phillippe Pinel from France. He was one of the important figures to provide treatment and human care for mentally ill people.

So, today, we have brought you some common signs and symptoms that will help you in identifying people suffering from Schizophrenia. Check out below:

Schizophrenia Common Symptoms in Adults



Disorganized thinking and speech

Extremely disorganized or abnormal motor behaviour

Disturbances of emotions

Reduced or lack of ability to function normally

Schizophrenia Common Symptoms in Teenagers

Withdrawal from friends and family

A drop in performance at school

Trouble sleeping

Irritability or depressed mood

Lack of motivation

Please Note: These symptoms can vary from person to person or depends upon the severity over time. In men, symptoms of schizophrenia start in the early to mid-20s while in women it begins in the late 20s. Compared to adults, teenagers are less likely to have delusions but are more likely to have visual hallucinations.

According to studies, people who suffer from Schizophrenia die early than the general population. Around 20 million people are suffering from this disorder across the globe.

Posted By: Niharika Sanjeeiv