Symptoms of schizophrenia usually begin between ages 16 and 30. It is rare, but children may get it as well. The symptoms are also catorgorized in three different formats (Positive, Negative and Cognative).
“Positive” symptoms are psychotic behaviors not generally seen in healthy people. People with positive symptoms may “lose touch” with reality. The positive symptoms are hallucinations, delusions, and thought or movement disorders.
“Negative” symptoms are known as disruptions to normal emotions and behaviors. The negative symptoms include reduced expressed emotion, reduced feelings of pleasure from life, difficulty beginning or sustaining activities, and reduced speaking.
For some patients, the cognitive symptoms are low. However, they are more severe patientsm and they may notice changes in their memory or other parts of their thinking. The symptoms include trouble focusing, poor ability to understand information, or problems with the patients' memory