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    Physical Exam for Schizophrenia

    Physical Exam for Schizophrenia

    During the physical exam for schizophrenia, the doctor will:

    • Check a person's weight and compare it with his or her usual weight.
    • Look for rapid eye movements, increased rate of blinking, and the inability to follow an object with the eyes.
    • Check for unusual movements, such as uncontrollable body or facial twitches.
    • Watch for unusual and repeated movements, such as pacing or cocking the head to the side as if listening to another person speak.
    By Healthwise Staff
    Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
    Lisa S. Weinstock, MD - Psychiatry
    Last Revised August 31, 2012

    Last Revised: August 31, 2012

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