A ‘smart’ way to spot schizophrenia signs – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-34656921
From their website;
Most people with a diagnosis of schizophrenia recognise warning signs that they are getting unwell – for example poor sleep or increased anxiety.
Intervening early can prevent a full-blown psychotic episode. … prompt assistance could avoid months of distress.
I’ll be trialling a smartphone app called ExPRESS. The aim is to help people track their own warning signs of relapse. It asks them a series of personalised questions every week and sends this information securely to their care team. If warning signs increase above a critical level, the patient and their team take action to prevent relapse.
- Being hypersensitive to sounds
- Straight things appear crooked, and shapes can be distorted
- Increased indecisiveness about small things
- Difficulty multitasking
- Problems understanding or thinking of common words
- A feeling of disconnection
- Micropsia or macropsia – things seeming bigger or smaller than they actually are