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 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
  • Hebephrenia (disorganized schizophrenia)
  • Undifferentiated schizophrenia.
  • Catatonic schizophrenia
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2. What are the 5 types of schizophrenia?

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

3. What do auditory hallucinations consist of?

  • 'voices' commenting on the patients behaviour, and thoughts, warn the person of danger, tell the person to do things and have conversations with one another.
  • 'voices' commenting on the persons behaviour, they stop the person from physically talking or moving.
  • sounds that control the patients thought process, sometimes they are voices but rarely.
  • 'voices' that control the persons speech, and they talk to one another about the people around the patient at the current time.

4. When can you get residual schizophrenia?

  • When you're older, around the ages of 65+
  • When you've previously had schizophrenia for a long period of time.
  • When you've previously had a tragic life experience.
  • When you're young, around the ages of 15-25.

5. What does Catatonia mean?

  • A type of schizophrenia with no symptoms, and rarely needs to be treated, although speech inabilities can occur spontaneously.
  • 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 state in which the patient stops caring about anything emotionally, and they loose care for personal hygiene, and need help with every day activities.
  • Where the patient is constantly paranoid, this is called the state of catatonia.


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