Disorganized schizophrenia (patient information)
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Disorganized schizophrenia is a type of schizophrenia in which behavior is disturbed and has no purpose.
What are the symptoms of Disorganized schizophrenia?
- Active behavior, but in an aimless and not constructive way
- Bizarre and inappropriate emotional responses
- Difficulty feeling pleasure
- False, fixed beliefs (delusions)
- Lack of motivation
- Seeing or hearing things that aren't there (hallucinations)
- Strange or silly behavior
- Speech that makes no sense
- Some of these symptoms are also seen in other types of schizophrenia. The main difference is that in disorganized schizophrenia, there is a lot of strange, aimless behavior and often speech that does not make sense.
What causes Disorganized schizophrenia?
The cause is unknown. This type of schizophrenia usually begins before age 25.