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Primary and Secondary Symptoms and Progression of Schizophrenia

Symptoms of schizophrenia

The symptoms of schizophrenia can be divided into two categories. These are linked to a biological
element in addition to the symptoms.

Positive symptoms (Type 1 schizophrenia) ­ hallucinations, delusions, thoughts and speech
disturbances, disorganised behaviour

Responsive to drug…

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There is no absolute agreement and the positive-negative distinction. Some researchers
state the `disorganised schizophrenia' presents a third cluster of symptoms unrelated to the
other two types
There is no absolute dichotomy between positive and negative symptoms, but can be
considered as a continuum with positive and negative symptoms at…


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