Undifferentiated schizophrenia is characterized by a combination of symptoms from several other subtypes of schizophrenia, but not enough to qualify you as that subtype.Therefore, symptoms include everything from all the different subtypes including auditory hallucinations and delusions, disturbances of movement, and disorganized speech, and behavior that are difficult to understand. Symptoms can also include feelings of intense depression or feeling as though you are void of emotions.
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Michael Roizen, MD, Internal Medicine, answered
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People with undifferentiated schizophrenia have a combination of symptoms from the other major types of schizophrenia. Two people may both have undifferentiated schizophrenia, but they may have different combinations of symptoms. For example, someone with undifferentiated schizophrenia may have some physical symptoms such as maintaining a strange position for a long time (catatonia), hearing voices that are not there, or hallucinating (paranoia) and also have difficulty putting thoughts together logically (disorganized schizophrenia). Some symptoms of schizophrenia are similar to other illnesses, which is why it is important that a qualified professional such as a psychiatrist diagnoses the illness according to the DSM, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
Douglas Severance, Family Medicine, answeredThe symptoms of undifferentiated schizophrenia include poor or disorganized speech and lack of motivation or desire. They also may include delusions and hallucinations. Your symptoms may be classified as undifferentiated schizophrenia if they are not specific enough to meet the definition for paranoid, catatonic, or disorganized schizophrenia.