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What is residual schizophrenia?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Residual schizophrenia is one of several types of schizophrenia. Schizophrenia has different kinds of symptoms, some of which are characterized as positive, others as negative, and still others as cognitive. People with residual schizophrenia tend to have more of the negative symptoms over time while still having had periods of positive symptoms. The periods of negative symptoms tend to be milder than those of positive symptoms. Examples of positive symptoms include hallucinations and difficulty with putting thoughts together logically; negative symptoms include isolating oneself from others, blunted emotions, and losing interest in everyday life; cognitive symptoms include problems with memory and attention.

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