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Catatonic schizophrenia is a subtype of schizophrenia characterized by disturbances in movement, which may include a dramatic increase in activity, a dramatic decrease in activity or repetitive movements, according to Ps... More »

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As of 2014, the underlying causes of schizophrenia are not known with any certainty, according to Mayo Clinic. The disorder tends to run in families, though some cases occur without a family history of the condition, lea... More »

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The symptoms of schizophrenia vary from person to person and in the same person over time, and they do not always include visual hallucinations, Mental Health America says. The most common type of hallucination in schizo... More »

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Paranoid schizophrenia is a form of schizophrenia that causes individuals to experience delusions that other people are conspiring against them or persecuting them, explains PsychCentral. Paranoid schizophrenia patients ... More »

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People experiencing a manic episode, commonly associated with mental disorders such as bipolar disease, exhibit an inflated sense of grandiosity, a decreased need for sleep and excessive involvement in activities that ar... More »

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No single test can diagnose early onset dementia, but a combination of evaluations can enable doctors to identify the dementia subtype and begin early treatment of symptoms, explains the Alzheimer's Association. Evaluati... More »

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Unlike the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders IV, the DSM-5 does not list any schizophrenic subtypes, according to PsychCentral. Previously, the DSM-IV divided schizophrenia into five subtypes: paranoi... More »

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