What are the symptoms of undifferentiated schizophrenia?

Douglas E. Severance, MD
Family Medicine
The 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.
Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine

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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