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SCHIZOPHRENIA SPECTRUM AND OTHER PSYCHOTIC DISORDERS

Schizophrenia is a severe and chronic mental disorder that impacts how a person feels, thinks and behaves

  1. Positive psychotic symptoms – Hallucinations, such as hearing voices, paranoid delusions and exaggerated or distorted perceptions, beliefs and behaviors.
  2. Negative symptoms – A loss or a decrease in the ability to initiate plans, speak, express emotion or find pleasure.
  3. Disorganization symptoms – Confused and disordered thinking and speech, trouble with logical thinking and sometimes bizarre behavior or abnormal movements.
  4. Impaired cognition – Problems with attention, concentration, memory and declining educational performance.