What to Watch For

RELAPSE EARLY WARNING SIGNS

Some early warning signs that someone you care for could be headed for a relapse that may result in hospitalization include:

  • Restless sleep
  • Feeling tense, fearful, or paranoid
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Acting agitated, irritable, or quick-tempered
  • Difficulty or inability to cope with simple, everyday tasks
  • Excessive tiredness and lack of energy
  • Loss of interest in activities
  • Confusion or disordered thinking
  • Reappearance or worsening of psychotic symptoms, such as delusions or hallucinations

 

APPROVED FOR THE TREATMENT OF SCHIZOPHRENIA

*Please discuss your symptoms with your healthcare professional. He or she will review your symptoms and may consult the established guidelines, which are available in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, where applicable.

 

If you notice any of these signs of schizophrenia and suspect that symptoms may be getting worse, contact your loved one’s healthcare professional right away. Schizophrenia can be a very unpredictable disease, and there is always the chance that a relapse may occur—even when a person is taking his or her medicine correctly.

Looking out for new onsets of schizophrenia symptoms can help keep your loved one safe; the earlier a relapse can be recognized, the earlier it can be treated.