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.

  • Hebephrenia (disorganized schizophrenia)
  • Catatonic schizophrenia
  • Undifferentiated schizophrenia.
  • Residual schizophrenia
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2. Which of the following are symptoms of paranoid schizophrenia?

  • Catatonia, hallucinations and hyperactivity.
  • Paranoia, catatonia, effective flattening and delusions.
  • Paranoia, hallucinations, delusions, and effective flattening.
  • Loss of thought, loss of speech, hallucinations, and paranoia.

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?

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

5. What does Catatonia mean?

  • 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.
  • Where the patient is constantly paranoid, this is called the state of catatonia.
  • 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.
  • A type of schizophrenia with no symptoms, and rarely needs to be treated, although speech inabilities can occur spontaneously.


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