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Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders: Catatonic
| Disorganized | Paranoid |
Residual | Undifferentiated
At Health - Schizophrenia - This site contains information geared to
the clinician as well as the consumer. Information is provided regarding
treatment and a possible link to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
BehaveNet® Clinical Capsule™: Schizophrenia
- Schizophrenia, a term introduced by Bleuler, names a persistent, often
chronic and usually serious mental disorder affecting a variety of aspects
of behavior, thinking, and emotion. Patients with delusions or
hallucinations may be described as psychotic. Thinking may be disconnected
and illogical. Peculiar behaviors may be associated with social withdrawal
eMedicine Health - Schizophrenia
is a chronic debilitating psychiatric disorder. It is not well understood
and probably consists of several separate illnesses. Symptoms include
disturbances in thoughts (or cognitions), affects, and perceptions and
difficulties in relationships with others.
MEDLINEplus Medical Encyclopedia: Schizophrenia - Schizophrenia is a
serious brain disorder. It is a disease that makes it difficult for a
person to tell the difference between real and unreal experiences, to
think logically, to have normal emotional responses to others, and to
behave normally in social situations.
Psychiatry in Practice - International schizoprhenia resource site,
intended for clinicians and health care professionals.
Schizophrenia - A group of psychotic disorders characterized by
disturbances in thought, perception, affect, behavior, and communication
that last longer than 6 months. PsychNet.UK.
Schizophrenia - Bilingual English-Spanish Web site about schizophrenia
- from causes to treatments.
The Merck Manual: Schizophrenia - A common and serious mental disorder
characterized by loss of contact with reality (psychosis), hallucinations
(false perceptions), delusions (false beliefs), abnormal thinking,
flattened affect (restricted range of emotions), diminished motivation,
and disturbed work and social functioning.
BehaveNet® Clinical Capsule™: Catatonic Schizophrenia - Patients with
this subtype of Schizophrenia may exhibit extremes of behavior including
catatonia. Some may allow there posture to be rearranged, holding the new
position (catalepsy or waxy flexibility). Others may imitate sounds
(echolalia) or movements (echopraxia) of others.
Catatonic Schizophrenia - No one truly knows what
schizophrenia, but it is believed
that all subtypes of schizophrenia
have the same origin. The neurotransmitter dopamine is believed to play a
key part and most anti-psychotic drugs
used to treat
schizophrenia act on dopamine and its receptors.
Catatonic Schizophrenia and the Options for Treatment - Catatonic
schizophrenia, benzodiazepines, ECT, conventional neuroleptics, atypical
ICD-10 diagnostic criteria > F20.2 Catatonic Schizophrenia -
psychomotor disturbances are essential and dominant features and may
alternate between extremes such as hyperkinesis and stupor, or automatic
obedience and negativism. Constrained attitudes and postures may be
maintained for long periods. Episodes of violent excitement may be a
striking feature of the condition
Schizophrenia ( Catatonic Type ) - Definition, causation and
BehaveNet® Clinical Capsule™: Disorganized Schizophrenia - Patients
with this subtype of Schizophrenia may exhibit disorganized speech and
behaviors. Their affect may be flat or inappropriate, sometimes even
ICD-10 diagnostic criteria > F20.1 Hebephrenic Schizophrenia - A form
of schizophrenia in which affective changes are prominent, delusions and
hallucinations fleeting and fragmentary, behaviour irresponsible and
unpredictable, and mannerisms common. The mood is shallow and
inappropirate and often accompanied by giggling or self-satisfied,
self-absorbed smiling, or by a lofty manner, grimaces, mannerisms, pranks,
hypochondriacal complaints, and reiterated phrases.
MEDLINEplus Medical Encyclopedia: Schizophrenia, disorganized
(hebephrenic) - Disorganized schizophrenia is a type of schizophrenia
characterized by disinhibited, agitated, and unorganized behavior.
PSYweb.com: Schizophrenia ( Disorganized Type ) - A form of
schizophrenia that is characterized by a disorganized behavior,
disorganized speech, and flat affect. Involving a disturbance in behavior,
communication, and thought. There is a lacking of any consistent theme.
BehaveNet® Clinical Capsule™: Paranoid Schizophrenia - Delusions and
auditory hallucinations predominate in patients with this subtype of
Schizophrenia while their affective and cognitive functioning remain
ICD-10 diagnostic criteria > F20.0 Paranoid Schizophrenia
This is the commonest type of schizophrenia in
most parts of the world. The clinical picture is dominated by relatively
stable, often paranoid, delusions, usually accompanied by hallucinations,
particularly of the auditory variety, and perceptual disturbances.
Disturbances of affect, volition, and speech, and catatonic symptoms, are
MEDLINEplus Medical Encyclopedia: Schizophrenia, paranoid type - A
type of schizophrenia associated with feelings of being persecuted or
plotted against. Affected individuals may have grandiose delusions
associated with protecting themselves from the perceived plot.
PSYweb.com: Schizophrenia ( Paranoid Type ) - A form of schizophrenia
that is characterized by a preoccupation of bizarre delusion(s) of being
persecuted or harassed. Auditory hallucinations that are related to the
BehaveNet® Clinical Capsule™: Residual Schizophrenia - When there is a
history of a prior episode of Schizophrenia and persistence of negative
symptoms such as restricted affect or poverty of speech, but delusions,
hallucinations, and other positive symptoms no longer dominate this
ICD-10 diagnostic criteria > F20.5 Residual Schizophrenia - A chronic
stage in the development of a schizophrenic disorder in which there has
been a clear progression from an early stage (comprising one or more
episodes with psychotic symptoms meeting the general criteria for
schizophrenia) to a later stage characterized by long-term, though not
necessarily irreversible, "negative" symptoms.
PSYweb.com: Schizophrenia ( Residual Type ) - A form of schizophrenia
that is characterized by a previous diagnoses of schizophrenia, but no
longer having any of the prominent psychotic symptoms. There are some
remaining symptoms of the disorder however, such as eccentric behavior,
emotional blunting, illogical thinking, or social withdrawal.
BehaveNet® Clinical Capsule™: Undifferentiated Schizophrenia - This
subtype of Schizophrenia applies to patients who fail to meet the criteria
for the other subtypes but clearly suffer from this mental disorder.
ICD-10 diagnostic criteria > F20.3 Undifferentiated Schizophrenia -
Conditions meeting the general diagnostic criteria for schizophrenia but
not conforming to any of the above subtypes, or exhibiting the features of
more than one of them without a clear predominance of a particular set of
diagnostic characteristics. This rubric should be used only for psychotic
conditions (i.e. residual schizophrenia and post-schizophrenic depression
are excluded) and after an attempt has been made to classify the condition
into one of the three preceding categories.
PSYweb.com: Schizophrenia ( Undifferentiated Type ) - A form of
schizophrenia that is characterized by a number of schizophrenic symptoms
such as delusion(s), disorganized behavior, disorganized speech, flat
affect, or hallucinations but does not meet the criteria for any other
type of schizophrenia.
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