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There are several types of
schizophrenia. The most common type is paranoid
paranoid schizophrenia have frightening thoughts and hear threatening voices.
This causes them to act afraid or to argue with other people. Sometimes they attack other people or objects in their
surroundings because they are afraid of them.
This type of schizophrenia often develops later in
life than other types. People with paranoid schizophrenia
often get better with treatment.
Catatonic schizophrenia is rare. It can cause odd behaviors such as:
Disorganized schizophrenia is rare but is the most
serious type of schizophrenia. People who have this type have unpredictable
They may act silly and giggle for no apparent reason. They often
make up words and sentences that make no sense to other people. And they often don't show facial expressions. Disorganized schizophrenia is
sometimes called hebephrenic schizophrenia.
Examples of disorganized speech include:
Examples of disorganized behavior include:
Other types of schizophrenia include:
August 31, 2012
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Lisa S. Weinstock, MD - Psychiatry
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