SCHIZOPHRENIA - 5 CATEGORIES for CLASSIFYING

the five categories of schizophrenia

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The 5 Categories for Classifying Schizophrenia
CATEGORY DESCRIPTION
DISORGANISED All of the following are prominent: delusions, hallucinations,
disorganised speech and behaviour, flat effect, large mood swings
CATATONIC At least two of the following are present: immobility or stupor,
excessive motor activity (grimacing, repeating or copying movements
of others), fixed rigid posture for hours on end
PARANOID Delusions of various kinds (grandeur/persecution), hallucinations are
experienced. No disorganised speech of problems with emotional
response
UNDIFFERENTIATED A broad category that includes patients that may display a range of
symptoms from all of the other categories
RESIDUAL Consists of patients who don't have prominent positive symptoms (e.g.
hallucinations, delusions). There are negative symptoms such as absence
of emotion and social withdrawal. Individual may have once suffered
from extreme and major symptoms but now display few or mild
symptoms

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