Disorganized Schizophrenia 2010

Disorganized Schizophrenia
Classification: Schizophrenia

Definition and Description
The main feature of disorganized schizophrenia is illogical and incoherent thoughts and behaviors. Among many kinds of schizophrenia it is considered one of the severe ones, and the affected individuals often cannot carry out routine daily activities. Also, other people may not understand what they are saying. Frustration and agitation are also the symptoms of disorganized schizophrenia. Disorganized schizophrenia is also known as hebephrenic schizophrenia.

Symptoms
  • disorganized thinking
  • grossly disorganized behavior
  • absent or inappropriate emotional expression
  • delusions
  • hallucinations
  • grimacing
  • odd postures
  • trouble functioning at school or work
  • social isolation
  • clumsy, uncoordinated movements
  • suicidal thoughts

Causes
  • Exact causes are unknown.
  • Brain dysfunction (caused by an interaction of genetics and environment) is suggested cause.
  • Problems with neurotransmitters is another suggested cause.

Therapies and Treatments

  • Disorganized schizophrenia requires lifelong treatment even when patients feel better.
  • Treatment can be tough sometimes, but effective treatment can help patients have healthier life.
The main treatments for disorganized schizophrenia include
  • medications
  • hospitalization
  • psychotherapy
  • electroconvulsive therapy
  • vocational skills training

Related Disorders
  • catatonic schizophrenia
  • paranoid schizophrenia
  • residual schizophrenia
  • undifferentiated schizophrenia

Additional Information
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/disorganized-schizophrenia/DS00864
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disorganized_schizophrenia
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000937.htm
http://www.cnn.com/HEALTH/library/disorganized-schizophrenia/DS00864.html
http://schizophrenia.emedtv.com/disorganized-schizophrenia/disorganized-schizophrenia.html
http://www.buzzle.com/articles/symptoms-of-disorganized-schizophrenia.html
http://www.webmd.com/schizophrenia/guide/mental-health-schizophrenia
http://www.umm.edu/ency/article/000937.htm
http://www.depression-guide.com/disorganized-schizophrenia.htm
http://www.livestrong.com/article/22981-treatments-disorganized-schizophrenia/


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