To raise awareness of the baffling mental illness, Schiz Life has released a new infographic describing the types, symptoms and diagnosis of schizophrenia. Many people do not understand the disease, and some may even think it’s made up and call those who suffer with it “crazy”.
However, Schiz Life and those who struggle with the disease know that it is very real, and there are five types of schizophrenia that vary greatly. The first type is called catatonic, and it renders a person motionless, or make it hard for a person to move. It is also defined as purposeless repetitive movements or rigid and immobility.
The second type, which is the most common seen on television and movies, is called disorganized schizophrenia. People with this type of schizophrenia have problems thinking, concentrating and processing real life information. They can hallucinate, think delusionally, or have catatonic behavior. Many of them suffer from confusing speech or “word salad”, a meaningless jumble of phrases and words without logic.
Paranoid schizophrenia is a more severe form of disorganized schizophrenia. Patients suffer much more disturbed perceptions, auditory and visual hallucinations and delusional thinking.
Undifferentiated schizophrenia is a peculiar type of schizophrenia that has no dominant set of symptoms. Because of this, diagnosis can be difficult and take many years. In Residual schizophrenia, some symptoms may have subsided, while others may still be present. A relapse is possible if medication is discontinued.
Schiz Life also puts together lists of two different kinds of symptoms for schizophrenia. The first is considered “positive” symptoms, which include auditory, visual, gustatory, olfactory and kinesthetic hallucinations, delusions, paranoia, disorganized speech and bizarre behavior. The second list is the “negative” symptoms of schizophrenia, including flattened emotion, short and simplistic wording, memory problems, and difficulty concentrating.
According to Schiz Life, there are three specific criteria that must be present within a certain timeframe to qualify a schizophrenia diagnosis. Within six months, a person must present symptoms of delusions, hallucinations, disorganized speech, any of the negative symptoms, and speech disorganization.
Schiz Life is a website dedicated to schizophrenia, raising awareness and providing a positive outlook on the mental illness. Whether you’re looking for information about schizophrenia in your culture, spirituality for you or someone who has schizophrenia, or just need a way to cope with the way the disease has affected your life, visit the website today. See their newly release infographic here – http://www.schizlife.com/schizophrenia-infographic-2/.
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City: San Francisco
Country: United States
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