Latent developed during a time when theorists

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Latent -developed during a time when theorists conceived the disorder in broad diagnostic terms. Only patients who were severely ill with schizophrenia symptoms would be diagnosed with schizophrenia. Patients who presented with more mild symptoms (peculiar behaviors or thought disorders without psychotic symptoms) were given the diagnosis of Latent schizophrenia. These patients are who would now be diagnosed as borderline, schizoid, and schizotypal personality. In the past, the syndrome was also called borderline schizophrenia. Oneiroid - refers to a dream-like state in which patients may be deeply perplexed and may not be fully oriented to time & place. Has been used to describe patients who are engaged in their hallucinatory experiences to escape involvement in the real world. Paraphrenia -sometimes used synonymously with paranoid schizophrenia or for either a progressively deteriorating course of illness or the presence of a well-systemized delusional system. The multiple meanings make it ineffective for accurately communicating information. Psuedoneurotic Schizophrenia -characterized by patients who initially have anxiety, phobias, obsessions, and compulsions and later reveal thought disorders and psychosis. These patients are characterized by pananxiety, panphobia, panambivilance, and sometimes chaotic sexuality. Pseudoneurotic patients have free-floating anxiety that rarely subsides. They seldom become overtly and severely psychotic. This condition is currently dx as borderline personality disorder. Simple Deteriorative Disorder (Simple Schizophrenia) -gradual, insidious loss of drive and ambition. Typically patients are not overly psychotic and do not experience persistent hallucinations or delusions. Primary symptom is withdraw from work or social situations. Must be differentiated from depression, a phobia, dementia, or an exacerbation of a personality trait. Postpsychotic Depressive Disorder of Schizophrenia -after an acute schizophrenia episode, some patients become depressed. These symptoms can resemble residual schizophrenia as well
as medication side effects to treat the acute episode. Careful consideration and assessment must be done. This occurs in nearly 25% of patients with schizophrenia and are associated with increased risk for suicide. Early-Onset Schizophrenia - a small minority of people develop symptoms of schizophrenia in childhood. Symptoms used to diagnose childhood schizophrenia are the same as adult. The prognosis is mostly unfavorable for those diagnosed in childhood. Late-Onset Schizophrenia -diagnosed after 45 years of age. Trends more in females than males. Typically characterized by paranoid symptoms. Prognosis is favorable and they tend to do well on antipsychotic medication. Deficit Schizophrenia - in the 1980s patients who presented with idiopathic negative schizophrenia symptoms were identified as deficit schizophrenia patients. Those who presented with positive symptoms were said to have nondeficit schizophrenia. Deficit patients have a more

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