SCHIZOPHRENIA SPECTRUM AND OTHER PSYCHOTIC DISORDERS
Schizophrenia is a severe and chronic mental disorder that impacts how a person feels, thinks and behaves
- Positive psychotic symptoms – Hallucinations, such as hearing voices, paranoid delusions and exaggerated or distorted perceptions, beliefs and behaviors.
- Negative symptoms – A loss or a decrease in the ability to initiate plans, speak, express emotion or find pleasure.
- Disorganization symptoms – Confused and disordered thinking and speech, trouble with logical thinking and sometimes bizarre behavior or abnormal movements.
- Impaired cognition – Problems with attention, concentration, memory and declining educational performance.