Types of Schizophrenia

Below is a list of types of schizophrenia, this is a disorder that makes it difficult to differentiate between real or unreal life happenings.

  • Paranoid subtype schizophrenia: the patients in this type are able to work and relate well with the other members of the society. Although they may suffer from temperaments or delusional behavior, they are accommodative since the hallucinations have not developed fully.  People suffering from this type of schizophrenia, may not remember events or people and their speech may not be coherently understood. Such patients need to be closely observed since the condition could be well graduating.
  • Disorganized Subtype schizophrenia: like other types of schizophrenia this one has uncoordinated patterns which may inhibit the proper functions of the general body system such as bathing, brushing, walking among others. The patient’s speech is also disorganized owing to the affect of the communication responses. This type is more advanced than the paranoid subtype since constant watch over the patient is needed.
  • Catatonic Subtype schizophrenia: the most common features of these types of schizophrenia is the person becomes hyperactive though the nature of this activity is unproductive in that, the person might not do anything reproductive enough. Another effect is the person becomes somewhat violent, by doing what they feel is best for them, for instance if positioned to sit in a certain manner, they can violently change to their most preferred position. Also the patient may imitate the movements of another person because they are more comfortable in such a position.
  • Undifferentiated Subtype schizophrenia: unlike the other forms, this one is represented by behavior of mixed reactions because the patient exhibits mixed signs of other types of schizophrenia.
  • Residual Subtype schizophrenia in this type, the symptoms are not severe though isolated signs of delusions and hallucinations are noticed.
  • A group of disorders characterized by loss of contact with reality, marked disturbances of thought and perception, and bizarre behavior. At some phase delusions or hallucinations almost always occur.

Family and friends should be supportive and encouraging a person suffering from any types of schizophrenia to seek professional help and attention. A Schizophrenic can live a normal life, if taken care of. They should not be isolated from the rest of the family members as this may lead to a self-denial and hypersensitivity to other family relations. It is imperative for closer attention to the people suffering from schizophrenia, because the disease affects people differently. Closer attention and custodial care should be paramount in observing people suffering from schizophrenia, as well as medical attention.

It is important to note that some patients have a higher functioning level with can return to normalcy if under proper care.  Poor diagnosis may lead to permanent damages that result from serious incidents especially if the brain is injured through hyper active behaviors. Parents need to maintain proper attention and have all the necessary information that will enable the other family members not isolate or stigmatize the patient. They should not be seen as though they are a burden, since the healing process begins by accepting them.
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