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Dr. James Lin
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Disorganized Schizophrenia (Overview)

Schizophrenia is a primary psychotic condition characterized by at least one month of 2 or more of the following: delusions, hallucinations, disorganized speech and/or behavior, and/or negative symptoms. It impairs life role functioning and must be present for at least 6 months. Disorganized type in general has the worst prognosis and includes prominent disorganization of speech, behavior & affect.


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What methods are used to treat disorganized schizophrenia?

What methods are used to treat disorganized schizophrenia?

Medications: Schizophrenia of essentially any type requires medications, although much more also may be needed. Especially with disorganized schizophrenia, the individual often has trouble follow through on the most basic tasks of daily living. Medications may make a big dfifference, but other social support may be essential for the individual and the family. ...Read more

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Dr. James Lin
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Disorganized Schizophrenia (Overview)

Schizophrenia is a primary psychotic condition characterized by at least one month of 2 or more of the following: delusions, hallucinations, disorganized speech and/or behavior, and/or negative symptoms. It impairs life role functioning and must be present for at least 6 months. Disorganized type in general has the worst prognosis and includes prominent disorganization of speech, behavior & affect.


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Heard the term disorganized schizophrenia?

Heard the term disorganized schizophrenia?

Disorganized schizop: Disorganized schizophrenia or hebephrenic schizophrenia is one of several types of schizophrenia. The hallmarks of disorganized schizophrenia are psychoses; and speech and behavior that are inappropriate and don't make sense. At times it is difficult for them to communicate with others and they may not be able to complete daily activities. Severe form. ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Disorganized schizophrenia (Tip)

My mind is calm even in the midst of chaos. ...See more

Dr. Austina Cho Dr. Cho
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Living with Schizophrenia (Checklist)

Call your doctor or go to ER if you experience worsening of symptoms
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What are schizophrenia and disorganized schizophrenia?

What are schizophrenia and disorganized schizophrenia?

Types: Schizophrenia is divided into types based on the symptoms that are most prominent such as paranoid, disorganized, undifferentiated catatonic and residual type. Disorganized type is characterized by speech and behavior that are disorganized or difficult to understand. They also have inappropriate emotions such as laughing for no reason.Their disorganized behavior can impair their ability to function. ...Read more

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What methods are used to treat disorganized schizophrenia?

Medications: Schizophrenia of essentially any type requires medications, although much more also may be needed. Especially with disorganized schizophrenia, the individual often has trouble follow through on the most basic tasks of daily living. Medications may make a big dfifference, but other social support may be essential for the individual and the family. ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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What is the definition or description of: disorganized schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia: Schizophrenia is a primary psychotic condition characterized by at least one month of 2 or more of the following: delusions, hallucinations, disorganized speech and/or behavior, and/or negative symptoms. It impairs life role functioning and must be present for at least 6 months. Disorganized type in general has the worst prognosis and includes prominent disorganization of speech, behavior & affect. ...Read more

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Do you have to have delusions to have disorganized schizophrenia?

No: While there may be some delusions in disorganized schizophrenia, the prominent feature in disorganized schizophrenia is disorganized thought or behavior. Disorganized thought manifests as illogical and nonsensical. ...Read more

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Disorganized schizophrenia (Tip)

You can not expect the form of thought to make sense when said by a schiz. ...See more

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11 y/o whose behavior gets more odd/ disorganized/disconnected/moody as the day wears on; is it more likely to be schizophrenia or bipolar disease?

11 y/o whose behavior gets more odd/ disorganized/disconnected/moody as the day wears on; is it more likely to be schizophrenia or bipolar disease?

Neither: There are many more common disorders that can present as you describe. Could be as simple as ADHD. Have him seen by a developmental pediatrician and when you take him in be sure to have a detailed history of your observations, detailed family history, and information from his school. ...Read more

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Do people with paranoid schizophrenia also suffer from disorganized thinking?

Paranoid Schizoph.: Paranoid type of schizophrenia have delusions/hallucinations but no disorganized behaviors or affective flattening. ...Read more

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Dr. Emma Rishton Dr. Rishton
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Disorganized schizophrenia (Tip)

"my mind has been both my best friend and my worst enemy, " says elyn saks. ...See more

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Is aphasia in people with bipolar and schizophrenia? I didn't lose my ability to speak-its disorganized and i lost my ability to think read and write

Is aphasia in people with bipolar and schizophrenia?  I didn't lose my ability to speak-its disorganized  and i lost my ability to think read and write

Aphasia vs psychosis: Aphasia comes from damage to the parts of the brain that control language (like stroke, tumor, etc). Disorganized thinking can also come with psychosis, which may express in your reading, writing, and speech. It differs from aphasia. Psychiatrists are trained to tell these processes apart, & also to know when you need a neurological consult. Please discuss your concerns w/your doctor. ...Read more

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How common is schizophrenia?

About 1%: Of general population, but may be higher or lower in certain groups. About 9% in siblings and 50% for monozygotic twins of people with schizophrenia. ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Disorganized schizophrenia (Tip)

This needs to be treated early on, not when it's worse. ...See more

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How do you get schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia: Nobody know for sure. Twin studies suggest there is a genetic component. Other risk factors may include viral infection in the mother during pregnancy, maternal malnutrition during pregnancy, stress early in life, childhood abuse or trauma, older parents, and drug use. ...Read more

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What can cause schizophrenia?

Simply...: A combination of genetic vulnerability and exposure to stress. ...Read more

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Disorganized schizophrenia (Tip)

Join nami. It is an invaluable resource and support. ...See more

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How do you get schizophrenia?

How do you get schizophrenia?

We used to think: That schizophrenia was due to inadequate parenting. Unfortunately, blame was placed on parents and families; however, although the environment can play a part in making things worse, the cause is probably physiological. Medications help control the symptoms. Research seems to concur. Family and individual therapy can help the in families to be more supportive, but medication is what is most needed. ...Read more

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Is my speech if schizophrenia good?

Good or bad?: Schizophrenia is not good or bad. One is born with the trait and environmental factors and growing up allows it to express when it manifests itself with symptoms and signs. There is no reason to judge good or bad. One is born with it and learns to cope and live with the help of medications and psycho-social support. ...Read more

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Disorganized schizophrenia (Tip)

Talk to your doctor by discussing your medication, positive activities ; support system suggestions. ...See more

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How can I know if I have schizophrenia?

How can I know if I have schizophrenia?

You can't.: Psychotic symptoms are hallmarks of schizophrenia, but they are symptoms that can occur in many illnesses. First make an appointment with your family doctor and if medically cleared, make an appointment with a psychiatrist in your area to help you figure this out. You have nothing to loose and potentially so much to gain! ...Read more

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How can I know if I have schizophrenia?

How can I know if I have schizophrenia?

Psychiatric eval: By definition, schizophrenia is about psychosis. Psychosis means the patient is getting external stimuli from the environment through one or more of his or her five senses, that does not objectively exist. In other words there are auditory,visual, olfactory, gustatory, and tactile hallucinations that can be experienced by the patient. Auditory hallucinations, however, are the most common. ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Disorganized schizophrenia (Tip)

What do I do when my mind is telling me to do something that's not right, or people are after me. ...See more

Dr. Kevin Passer
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Schizophrenia (Definition)

A mental disorder with positive, negative, and cognitive symptoms. A person with positive symptoms loses touch with reality with hallucinations or delusions. Negative symptoms: lack of pleasure; failing to take care of everyday functions; losing motivation; the inability to carry out plans in isolation. Cognitive symptoms could include problems focusing, memory problems or difficulty understanding ...Read more