World Schizophrenia Day 2020: Types of Schizophrenia Explained to Understand the Progression of The Mental Health Condition
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Schizophrenia is a mental health condition which impacts the way one and thinks, feels, and acts. While the real cause of the disease is still unclear, people suffering might experience hallucination, delusions, speech and writing problems, loss of appetite, change in personality, inability to concentrate, anger outbursts and indifference. No two people who have schizophrenia will have the same symptoms, which is why schizophrenia is considered a spectrum disorder. We tell you how this mental health disorder is classified.

Disorganised

In disorganised schizophrenia, a person would lead a chaotic or disorganised life other than exhibiting a few symptoms. These people stop caring for themselves and lack proper hygiene, lack of motivation, and have a general withdrawal towards life.  Aaron Carter Diagnosed with Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder.

Catatonic

Catatonic schizophrenia is a combination of the neurological and psychological condition in which stupor and motor rigidity or excitement are typically displayed. Motor rigidity leaves people unable to speak, respond or even move. Weekly Sessions of Yoga May Ease Depression Symptoms, Says Study.

Paranoid

In paranoid schizophrenia, the person can either suffer from auditory hallucinations and hear voices or have paranoid delusions believing everyone will harm them. People with this type of schizophrenia might either harm self or inflict harm on others. From Burnout to Post-Quarantine PTSD, Be Prepared to Face These Mental Health Challenges From COVID-19 After the Lockdown!

Simplex

Simplex is the toughest one to diagnose. It does not exhibit any classical signs or symptoms. Severe anger outbursts and violence are the only subtle signs—people suffering from this form experience a gradual deterioration of cognitive functioning and demotivation. Mental Health Issues Rise During Lockdown in India, More Than 60% People Are Suffering: New Survey.

Schizophrenia is a spectrum disorder where psychosis is a common trait. In psychosis, what seems real to the person is not reality.