Schizophrenia is a serious mental disorder characterized by a breakdown in the relation between thought, emotion, and behavior, leading to faulty perception, inappropriate actions and feelings, withdrawal from reality and personal relationships into fantasy and delusion, and a sense of mental fragmentation.

There are different types, or sub-types, of schizophrenia. The most common subtypes include paranoid, disorganized, catatonic, and undifferentiated schizophrenia. Each subtype is characterized by specific symptoms


 Paranoid Schizophrenia

Paranoid schizophrenia is characterized by the presence of prominent delusions and/or hallucinations, often related to persecution or grandiosity. People with this subtype may also have feelings of mistrust or suspicion towards others, and may have difficulty forming relationships.






Disorganized Schizophrenia

Disorganized schizophrenia, also known as hebephrenic schizophrenia, is characterized by disorganized speech and behavior. People with this subtype may have difficulty completing tasks or following through with plans, and may have trouble understanding or responding to their environment. They may also have inappropriate emotional responses or flat affect.

Catatonic Schizophrenia

Catatonic schizophrenia is characterized by abnormal movements and behaviors, such as remaining in a rigid or immobile position for long periods of time, or having excessive and purposeless movement. People with this subtype may also experience hallucinations or delusions

Undifferentiated Schizophrenia

Undifferentiated schizophrenia is characterized by symptoms of schizophrenia, but the person does not fit into one of the other subtypes. This subtype is diagnosed when a person has symptoms such as hallucinations or delusions, but does not have the specific symptoms that are used to diagnose the other subtypes.