Signs and Symptoms
Types of Schizophrenia:ParanoidDisorganisedCatatonicUndifferentiatedResidual

When diagnosed with paranoid type schizophrenia, you are set apart by hallucinations which can be either being hearing things or just visual illusions; or both. The hallucinations can often be misleading you to inhibit bad behaviours or being some other famous character. Anger, aloofness and anxiety could occur at almost any time, when affected by the paranoid type schizophrenia.

People who are affected by the Catatonic type schizophrenia may maintain them completely motionless or are unable to keep themselves from fidgeting or moving. It can differ from not speaking a word for several hours to repeating anything you say or do meaninglessly. Though either way, the attitude can put these people in high risk because it puts in risk their ability to take care of themselves.


Undifferentiated type schizophrenia is characterized by two or more simultaneous symptoms from other types of schizophrenia; which include hallucinations, delusions, disorganized speech and catatonic behaviour.


Residual type schizophrenia leads the person experiencing a past history of one of the type of schizophrenia. Though the person has no positive symptoms of the past schizophrenia; the delusions, hallucinations, disorganized speech or attitude and behaviour may either be a full flashback of the situation or a full cutback. This may continue for years without any further psychotic episodes.


Positive (More Overtly Psychotic) Symptoms
  • Beliefs that have no basis in reality (delusions)
  • Hearing, seeing, feeling, smelling, or tasting things that have no basis in reality (hallucinations)
  • Disorganized speech
  • Disorganized behaviors
  • Catatonic behaviors

Negative (Deficit) Symptoms
  • Social withdrawal
  • Difficulty in expressing emotions
  • Difficulty in taking care of themselves
  • Inability to feel pleasure

Meet Mark- Mark has Schizophrenia -
Mark, a young man with schizophrenia, who stops taking his medication without first discussing it with his doctor.

Not taking your medications as prescribed can cause life to become unpredictable and chaotic. Sometimes you may feel that taking medication has its down sides, but by taking it as prescribed, you are giving yourself the best possible chance at regaining control of your life.
In the video above, the character; Mark, starts to show signs and symptoms of schizophrenia getting into his head after he decided not to take his pills. Mark hallucinates and sees a lot of delusions that affect the way he acts and feels when by himself or near others. He is not in the state to approach anything without his medication to control the mental health issue. The narrator explains the importance of recovery and support throughout the video. Mark experiences fear, anxiety and even joy while affected by schizophrenia. To kick his life back into shape he decides to take action and stop schizophrenia from controlling his life.

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