Disorganized SchizophreniaClassification: 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.
- disorganized thinking
- grossly disorganized behavior
- absent or inappropriate emotional expression
- odd postures
- trouble functioning at school or work
- social isolation
- clumsy, uncoordinated movements
- suicidal thoughts
- 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.
- electroconvulsive therapy
- vocational skills training
- catatonic schizophrenia
- paranoid schizophrenia
- residual schizophrenia
- undifferentiated schizophrenia