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Disorganized schizophrenia

What is Disorganized schizophrenia?

Disorganized schizophrenia, also known as hebephrenia, is a subtype of schizophrenia, as defined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, DSM-IV code 295.10.

Disorganized schizophrenia is thought to be an extreme expression of the disorganization syndrome that has been hypothesized to be one aspect of a three-factor model of symptoms in schizophrenia, the other factors being reality distortion (involving delusions and hallucinations) and psychomotor poverty (lack of speech, lack of spontaneous movement and various aspects of blunting of emotion).

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What is the prognosis for disorganized schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder? Is there any treatment issues of which the family needs to be aware?
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The prognosis of disorganized schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder are different. These two disorders probably lies at two ends of the schizophrenia spectrum with regard to prognosis, with disorganized schizophrenia having the worst and schizoaffective disorder having the best...
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