Esquizofrenia de tipo desorganizada

Toggle: English / Spanish

Definición

Es un tipo de esquizofrenia en la cual el comportamiento se altera y no tiene ningún propósito.

Nombres alternativos

Esquizofrenia desorganizada; Esquizofrenia hebefrénica

Causas

La causa se desconoce. Este tipo de esquizofrenia generalmente comienza antes de los 25 años.

Síntomas

  • Comportamiento activo pero de una manera no constructiva y sin objetivos
  • Respuestas emocionales extrañas e inapropiadas (risa)
  • Dificultad para sentir placer
  • Creencias falsas y fijas (delirios)
  • Hacer muecas
  • Falta de motivación
  • Ver y escuchar cosas que no existen (alucinaciones)
  • Comportamiento tonto o extraño
  • Discurso sin sentido

Algunos de estos síntomas también se observan en otros tipos de esquizofrenia. La principal diferencia es que en la esquizofrenia desorganizada hay mucho comportamiento extraño y sin propósitos y, a menudo, un discurso sin sentido.

Grupos de apoyo

Prevención

Referencias

Freudenreich O, Weiss AP, Goff DC. Psychosis and schizophrenia. In: Stern TA, Rosenbaum JF, Fava M, Biederman J, Rauch SL, eds. Massachusetts General Hospital Comprehensive Clinical Psychiatry. 1st ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier;2008:chap 28.

Version Info

  • Last Reviewed on 03/07/2012
  • Fred K. Berger, MD, Addiction and Forensic Psychiatrist, Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla, California. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

A.D.A.M., Inc. is accredited by URAC, also known as the American Accreditation HealthCare Commission (www.urac.org). URAC's accreditation program is an independent audit to verify that A.D.A.M. follows rigorous standards of quality and accountability. A.D.A.M. is among the first to achieve this important distinction for online health information and services. Learn more about A.D.A.M.'s editorial policy, editorial process and privacy policy. A.D.A.M. is also a founding member of Hi-Ethics and subscribes to the principles of the Health on the Net Foundation (www.hon.ch)

The information provided herein should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed medical professional should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions. Call 911 for all medical emergencies. Links to other sites are provided for information only -- they do not constitute endorsements of those other sites. © 1997- 2013 A.D.A.M., Inc. Any duplication or distribution of the information contained herein is strictly prohibited.

This page was last updated: May 31, 2013

         
Average rating (33)