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Related to disorganized schizophrenia: hebephrenic schizophrenia, catatonic schizophrenia, paranoid schizophrenia, residual schizophrenia, undifferentiated schizophrenia
a severe form of schizophrenia characterized by the predominance of incoherence, blunted, inappropriate, or silly affect, and the absence of systematized delusions.
Synonym(s): hebephrenic schizophrenia
Etymology: L, dis + Gk, organon, organ
a subtype of schizophrenia characterized by an earlier age of onset, usually at puberty, and a more severe disintegration of the personality than occurs in other forms of the disease. The essential features include incoherence, loose associations, gross disorganization of behavior, and flat or inappropriate affect. See also schizophrenia.
dis·or·ga·nized schiz·o·phre·ni·a(dis-ōr'găn-īzd skits'ŏ-frē'nē-ă)
A severe form of schizophrenia characterized by the predominance of incoherence; blunted, inappropriate, or silly affect; and the absence of systematized delusions.