Psychology : Types of Schizophrenia

The types of Schitzophrenia, not necessarily for an exam, but for personal study, before I enter college/sixth form.

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1. Which type of hallucination is most common?

  • Taste
  • Auditory
  • Smell
  • Visual
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2. Which type of schizophrenia is this: the patient fits the diagnostic criteria for schizophrenia, but the symptoms are inconsistent, thus the patient cannot be categorized into one type.

  • Residual schizophrenia
  • Undifferentiated schizophrenia.
  • Catatonic schizophrenia
  • Hebephrenia (disorganized schizophrenia)

3. What are the symptoms of residual schizophrenia?

  • Where the patient can't be identified/labelled for one type of schizophrenia, but they meet the diagnostic criteria.
  • Where the patient no longer shows 'positive' symptoms of schizophrenia, but they still show the negative ones, such as the "flat affect", infrequent speech, lack of basic hygiene and loss of motivation.
  • Where the patient no longer shows negative symptoms of schizophrenia, but shows the 'positive symptoms still, such as hallucinations, delusions, paranoia, disorganized speech and etc.
  • Where the patient won't move, talk of be responsive to his/her surroundings for long periods at a time.

4. What are the 5 types of schizophrenia?

  • Catatonic, disorganized, positive, paranoid and undifferentiated.
  • Paranoid, positive, undifferentiated, residual and catatonic.
  • Paranoid, disorganized (hebephrenia), catatonic, undifferentiated and residual.
  • Paranoid, catatonic, organized, unorganized and residual.

5. What does Catatonia mean?

  • Where the patient is constantly paranoid, this is called the state of catatonia.
  • Involuntary movements, loss of movement for periods of time, they will be uncoordinated and clumsy, they may also show odd behavior such as grimacing. Speech can also come across affected, e.g. repeated words and phrases, even inability to speak.
  • A type of schizophrenia with no symptoms, and rarely needs to be treated, although speech inabilities can occur spontaneously.
  • A state in which the patient stops caring about anything emotionally, and they loose care for personal hygiene, and need help with every day activities.

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