Psychologist Questions Schizophrenia

How can I tell if someone has schizophrenia?

My friend is 27 years old and has hallucinations. I am afraid he has schizophrenia. How can I tell if someone has schizophrenia?

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It depends on several factors. What type of hallucInations? Do they interfere with the person’s functioning? If this is a new thing then first you have to make sure it is not due to substance use or a medical condition (certain seizures, brain tumors and other medical conditions). Schizophrenia tends to also be associated with functional decline and other related symptoms. Your friend should see a doctor even if it is just an urgent care at first for a medical check up and lab testing.
If the hallucinations are not real in any way at all
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