10 Early Warning Signs of Schizophrenia

2. Family history of psychosis


The patient may have a tendency to experience psychosis if it was present in their family history. This in no way means they will automatically succumb to the oppression. Vigilantly practicing gratitude, serving in the community and having a vision for their life will do much to ward off the onset of schizophrenia.

1. Drop in grades


If you have a child experiencing this illness you may notice a sharp decline in grade performance. This could be the a result of detachment from the things they used to care about, and is a side-effect from abnormal isolation.

Natural Ways to Mitigate a Psychotic Episode

If a person occasionally exhibits one of the above behavioral traits, they may have simply been tired. The concern is when multiple odd behaviors are present and frequently occur. Stress management is one of the most effective ways to staff off a downward spiral. Negative thoughts feed into paranoia. That’s why doing all one can to live a healthy lifestyle, setting goals, and doing volunteer work can aid in preventing a relapse. Also cognitive therapy techniques can be employed. Becoming aware of what makes one anxious, learning relaxation techniques and having a game-plan in place can help mitigate many of the symptoms of schizophrenia.