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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.

    ByHealthwise Staff
    Primary Medical Reviewer Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
    Specialist Medical Reviewer Lisa S. Weinstock, MD - Psychiatry

    Current as ofJuly 26, 2016

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