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Which type of schizophrenia is the worst type?

Which type of schizophrenia is the worst type?

Any Type Possible: The worst type of schizophrenia is the type that causes the greatest impairment in one's ability to function and does not respond to medical treatment. In the U.S. We recognize five sub-types of schizophrenia: paranoid, disorganized, catatonic, undifferentiated, and residual. Some studies show that the paranoid type may have a better prognosis for indepdent living than the other four. ...Read 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


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What are the types of schizophrenia?

What are the types of schizophrenia?

5 different types: Schizoaffective disorder, Residual, Disorganized, Catatonic and Paranoid schizophrenia. ...Read more

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Are some types of schizophrenia not all that bad?

Are some types of schizophrenia not all that bad?

Less debilitating: I have a few pts who r able to keep a job marry & have children--they were diagnosed & treated early their families supportive they were insightful & compliant & may have had a milder form of the illness. ...Read more

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What's the difference between schizophrenia types?

What's the difference between schizophrenia types?

Types: There are 5 subtypes of schizophrenia that are based on the symptoms of the most recent episode. So paranoid type would involve an episode in which delusions or auditory hallucinations were prominent whereas the catatonic type would involve specific motor symptoms or extreme negativism. The types are paranoid, disorganized, catatonic, undifferentiated and residual. ...Read more

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How can I determine what type of schizophrenia I have?

How can I determine what type of schizophrenia I have?

To determine it,: It is important that you speak to a professional. If you are seeing and hearing things and fearing that you are being followed it could be a sign of schizophrenia. They can help start the process of evaluating what is wrong. ...Read more

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What is the frequency of the specific types of schizophrenia?

As a group: As a group, schizophrenia has a lifetime occurrence rate of 1 out of 100 people. Again, over the course of a lifetime. Each group is represented differently with the undifferentiated group being the largest among all those diagnosed with scz. ...Read more

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Could one type of schizophrenia left untreated lead to worse condition?

Could one type of schizophrenia left untreated lead to worse condition?

Don't Delay: With a mental illness such as schizophrenia, early diagnosis and early treatment have been shown to improve the patient's prognosis significantly. To answer your question, any type of schizophrenia left untreated can lead to a worse condition. The same idea would apply to patients previously diagnosed who may be experiencing an exacerbation of their illness. Don't delay, seek help right away. ...Read more

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Please tell me what type of books should people with schizophrenia read?

Depends: It depends a lot on what you are looking for. If you are able and interested in reading a long book about one persons struggles, "The Center Cannot Hold" by Elyn Saks is beautiful and inspirational. ...Read more

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Which type of jobs are out there for people with schizophrenia?

Many: It depends on how emotionally stable the person is, and how free of symptoms. Often, people with schizophrenia are uncomfortable interacting with others, and prefer jobs with less contact eg, manufacturing, stockroom, night watchman, etc. But some people function quite well despite the disorder, and can in theory do virtually any job. ...Read more

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Which types of deficiencies in childhood can cause schizophrenia?

Which types of deficiencies in childhood can cause schizophrenia?

Not a cause: Deficiency of any kind is not known to be a cause of schizophrenia (a brain disorder). The precise cause of schizophrenia is unknown. Some researchers suspect that environmental factors may increase the risk of triggering schizophrenia. Viruses, toxins or malnutrition while in the womb, stressful life circumstances, and taking psychoactive drugs during adolescence are also being studied, e.g. ...Read more

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What symptoms are typically associated with the type of schizophrenia where hallucination is not present?

What symptoms are typically associated with the type of schizophrenia where hallucination is not present?

Schizophrenia sympts: Acute schizophrenia symptoms include hallucinations, delusions (usually paranoia, ideas of reference, thought insertion or withdrawal), agitation, isolation, flat affect, thought disorganization. All of these symptoms can be present in other psychosis including mania, psychotic depression drug induced (i've had pts on mj who looked like schizophrenia) early treatment is essential for good outcome. ...Read more

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What are the two types of catatonia schizophrenia and what are are the the symptoms of both, also can you have both types or just one?

What are the two types of catatonia schizophrenia and what are are the the symptoms of both, also can you have both types or just one?

Rare in general: Now, it is officially a symptom, but most drs still think of it as a subtype. The polar features of waxy statue-like stillness and unusual posturing vs the uncontrolled excessive motor activity that in the highest degree can be life threatening. They would not be concurrent, but I suppose it could be possible to have episodes of both kinds. It is all quite rare. Think "expressing: not "having". ...Read more

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What are some types of mental illnesses? Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder?

What are some types of mental illnesses? Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder?

DSM: There is a huge, thick book called the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders which will give you each and every one. ...Read more

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How successful is Abilify (aripiprazole) in managing schizophrenia / schizoaffective disorder with jealousy type delusions?

How successful is Abilify (aripiprazole) in managing schizophrenia / schizoaffective disorder with jealousy type delusions?

Good: Abilify (aripiprazole) is an excellent medication. However, as good as any medication is it must be matched with a persons medical condition, diagnosis, and symptoms. This is a discussion which you should have with your doctor who knows these things about you. ...Read more

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Is schizophrenia a type of dementia? If not why does it cause severe memory loss, black outs during listening, forgetting basic things, names, ect?

Used to be thought s: Originally the disorder now called schizophrenia was called dementia praecox. Now we have a much more detailed division of mental disorders. There definately can be symptoms that are the same as those in someone with dementia. Any new diagnosis of schizophrenia requires a neurologic evaluation and brain imaging. There are many things that have overlapping sx and new sx may warrant neuro consult. ...Read more

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Can early childhood sexual abusive lead to schizoaffective disorder bipolar type? With no family history of schizophrenia?

Can early childhood sexual abusive lead to schizoaffective disorder bipolar type? With no family history of schizophrenia?

Can happen..: If it has been so severe and chronic that a usual sequence would be ptsd first, then psychotic features from initial flashback. Eventually the personality becomes so fragile it detaches from reality. Add to this genetic vulnerabilities that are not apparent to people in the family. Many reasons abuse in families can make it difficult to get all the data. Environment and genes are key. ...Read more

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What to do if I have paranoid schizophrenia and major depression in one making me schizoaffective depressive type. What are the symptoms?

What to do if I have paranoid schizophrenia and major depression in one making me schizoaffective depressive type. What are the symptoms?

Schizoaffective: The symptoms of schizoaffective disorder include what are called positive symptoms such as hallucinations or delusions. The person they hear the room thoughts as being spoken aloud outside their head. The hallucinations tend to be auditory in nature so that the person hears voices talking at them but not with them inside their mind. The person they feel that they can magically read other people's thoughts or the others can magically insert thoughts into their mind or steal thoughts from their mind. They may feel as if the tv or radio are talking about them. The depressive symptoms include insomnia, sadness, feeling depressed, being suicidal, feeling hopeless hopeless worthless or guilty and having a decreasedsex drive. It is also possible to have excessive sleepiness. Appetite may go up or down causing weight gain or weight loss. If you feel like you are suffering from this, it is imperative that you see your family doctor for a physicalexam toexclude physical causes and then to see a psychiatristfor a medication evaluation and diagnostic evaluation. Additionally psychotherapy could be quite helpful. Some of my colleagues may add in other forms of treatment that are also used in this condition. ...Read more