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Types of Schizophrenia's.

There are 4 types of Schizophrenic mental illnesses:

1.Catatonic Schizophrenia

2.Disorganized Schizophrenia

3.Paranoid Schizophrenia

4.Undifferentiated Schizophrenia

1. Catatonic Schizo: Is the need to either be immobile or extremely mobile at certain times for long periods. Symptoms include; mimicking speech or movement, or extreme resistance. Other symptoms include:

  • Incoherent speech
  • Neglect of personal hygiene
  • Apparent lack of emotions
  • Emotions inappropriate to the situation
  • Angry outbursts
  • Trouble functioning at school or work
  • Social isolation
  • Clumsy, uncoordinated movements

2.Disorganized Schizo: Disorganized schizophrenia is considered a more severe type of schizophrenia because people with this condition may be unable to carry out routine daily activities, such as bathing and meal preparation. It may be hard to understand what people with disorganized schizophrenia are saying. Symptoms include:

  • Having beliefs not based on reality (delusions)
  • Seeing or hearing things that don’t exist (hallucinations), especially voices
  • Grimacing
  • Odd postures
  • Trouble functioning at school or work
  • Social isolation
  • Clumsy, uncoordinated movements

3. Paranoid Schizophrenia:  Paranoid schizophrenia is a serious, lifelong condition that can lead to many complications, including suicidal behaviour. Symptoms include:

  • Auditory hallucinations, such as hearing voices
  • Delusions
  • Anxiety
  • Anger
  • Emotional distance
  • Argumentativeness
  • Self-important or condescending manner
  • Suicidal thoughts and behavior

4. Undifferentiated Schizophrenia: The undifferentiated type is diagnosed when people have symptoms of schizophrenia that are not specific enough to permit classification of the illness into one of the other subtypes.The symptoms include every symptom from each subtype.

-A.S