How Many Types of Schizophrenia Disorders?

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Schizophrenia is a mental health condition which can greatly affect people's normal life. There are five types of schizophrenia. Though most people think of schizophrenia as a single mental illness, “schizophrenia” is in fact a general term.
  • Paranoid type schizophrenia: typically consists of false beliefs and hearing things that aren’t there; may be more manageable than other types of schizophrenia
  • Disorganized type schizophrenia: typically consists of thoughts, speech and behavior that is inappropriate and incomprehensible
  • Catatonic type schizophrenia: consists of activity levels on either end of the spectrum; either a dazed, coma-like state or a hyperactive state
  • Undifferentiated type schizophrenia: does not match any of the above types; sometimes this is called schizophrenia not otherwise specified
  • Residual type schizophrenia: consists of some schizophrenic symptoms of lesser severity
However, in 2013 the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 5th edition (DSM-V) changed the method of classification to bring all these categories under a single heading: schizophrenia.   Keywords: types schizophrenia disorders
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