Schizophrenia is a mental illness that many people do not understand the severity involved with those that suffer from this illness. Schiz Life released a press release for their new infographic that details the five types of schizophrenia, including the symptoms and diagnosis of each one.
The various levels of schizophrenia vary greatly from one another. However, the infographic provides an outline of the differences associated with the mental illness. Catatonic schizophrenia can render a person motionless, it makes it difficult for them to move. Another definition for catatonic schizophrenia is having purposeless repetitive movements, rigid or immobility.
Disorganized schizophrenia is the most popular form and is typically portrayed in the movies or on television. This can cause people to have issues with thinking, concentrating and processing information in real life. In other words, disorganized schizophrenia is commonly associated with hallucinations, delusional or catatonic behavior. It can also cause them to confuse their speech and jumble phrases that are hard for others to comprehend.
The third type is paranoid schizophrenia which is a severe form of disorganized schizophrenia. The infographic states that those who suffer from this have disturbed perceptions, including auditory and visual hallucinations. They also think delusionally.
Undifferentiated schizophrenia is considered peculiar because it has no dominant set of symptoms. Because there is no dominance of the symptoms associated with this type of schizophrenia it's possible to go undetected for many years. Lastly, there is residual schizophrenia in which some symptoms may subside while others remain present. Lack of taking medication can lead to a relapse.
The Schiz Life infographic provides two lists which differentiates between the various types of symptoms for schizophrenia. One list includes the positive symptoms and the other list outlines the negative symptoms of schizophrenia.
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