Disorganized schizophrenia (patient information)

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Disorganized schizophrenia


What are the symptoms?

What are the causes?

When to seek urgent medical care?


Treatment options

Where to find medical care for Disorganized schizophrenia?


What to expect (Outlook/Prognosis)?

Possible complications

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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.

Where to find medical care for Disorganized schizophrenia?

Directions to Hospitals Treating Disorganized schizophrenia


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