Delusions, auditory or visual hallucinations, disorganised speech, catatonic behaviour (rigidity, unusual body movements), loss of emotion.
Prevalence occurs between 15 to 45 years old.
Chronic onset: when deterioration occurs at young age like social problems which eventually leads to schizophrenia.
Acute onset: is when symptoms occur suddenly
Schizophrenics with positive symptoms and those with acute onset have a better outcome (prognosis).
Problems with classification and diagnosis
Problems include stigmatisation which can lower the patients self esteem…