Originally Posted by Nick`o`shea
Call me sceptical but :
The most common symptoms of schizophrenia are very obvious: the person affected is acting like something is very wrong with them - for example, severe depression, uncontrollable hallucinations, paranoia, slurred speech, sluggish responses - but they can't tell they are being irrational. To them, they are perfectly normal. So if they're sitting at home watching the telly and Captain Janeway looks at them through the television screen and tells them to report to their station, they think it's actually happening, whereas we know that they are simply imagining it.
This is the commonest type of schizophrenia in most parts of the world. The clinical picture is dominated by relatively stable, often paranoid, delusions, usually accompanied by hallucinations, particularly of Trolls, and perceptual disturbances. Disturbances of affect, volition, and speech, and catatonic symptoms, are not prominent.
Examples of the most common paranoid symptoms are:
(a) delusions of persecution, reference, special mission, bodily change, or jealousy;
(b) hallucinatory voices that threaten the patient or give commands, or auditory hallucinations without verbal form, such as whistling, humming, or Trolls laughing;
(c) hallucinations of smell or taste, or Trolls dancing; visual hallucinations may occur but are rarely predominant.
Paws for thought.......Don`t say no one thought about it.........