Schizophrenia/ Paraphrenia

Schizophrenic Disorders

  • Disorders of thinking and perception
  • Affect is inappropriate or blunted
  • Clear consciousness and intelligence usually maintained

Paraphrenia

  • Generally considered to be a variant of schizophrenia rather than a separate condition
  • Delusions hallucinations can be identical to those in schizophrenia
  • Late onset cases tend to have a better prognosis than those occurring earlier in life
  • Aka late Paraphrenia