Unspecified Schizophrenia

If the symptoms of schizophrenia appear but they do not match-up with any of the major types of schizophrenia that are generally recognized, it is commonly referred to as unspecified schizophrenia.  Because the nature of the schizophrenia isn't known exactly, the symptoms of the mental disorder may vary wildly from person to person. Signs of various types of schizophrenia are usually exhibited in people who suffer from this type of unknown mental illness, which is why it is called unspecified schizophrenia. Despite the unspecified nature of the mental disorder, there are treatment options available. Before getting to those, here are some more facts about unspecified schizophrenia.

Symptoms of Unspecified Schizophrenia

While the signs and symptoms are going to vary because the exact nature of the schizophrenia is not known, there are some common things that occur in people who have this psychotic disorder.


  • Anxiety is one problem for people with an unspecified type of schizophrenia.
  • A high pain tolerance or inability to feel pain also occurs for some people
  • Poor personal hygiene and a withdrawal from society - anti-social behavior
  • Poor motor skills and trouble moving around are typical for some people with an unknown type of schizophrenia that is not entirely catatonic.
  • Delusions of persecution or grandeur are commonly present in people who suffer from unspecified schizophrenia.
  • A regression to childhood - acting childlike - sometimes happens for people suffering from this form of schizophrenia.
  • Hallucinations are another sign of schizophrenia, even if it is unspecified.
  • Inappropriate laughter is a problem for people with unspecified schizophrenia.
  • Incoherence and an inability to communicate effectively also occur frequently in people struggling with unspecified schizophrenia.

This is a long list, but the unspecified nature of this type of schizophrenia is what makes it so dangerous for some people.

Dangers of Unspecified Schizophrenia

One of the main dangers of unspecified schizophrenia is the fact that the exact nature of the mental illness isn't known. Because of this, symptoms that aren't expected may appear, further complicating the problem. In addition, there is the constant risk of someone suffering from unspecified schizophrenia hurting themselves or someone around them. These are real dangers that should be considered when thinking about getting treatment for unspecified schizophrenia.

Treatment for Unspecified Schizophrenia

Even though the exact cause of unspecified schizophrenia is unknown, psychotherapy and counseling can help deal with all the complications of this serious mental disorder. On GoMentor.com, you can book online therapy sessions with trained therapists who offer online therapy for all types of schizophrenia, even unspecified. Treatment for unspecified schizophrenia does not have to be difficult. With online treatment here on GoMentor.com, you can get the information, guidance, and support you need to deal with unspecified schizophrenia.

Definition of Unspecified Schizophrenia

Unspecified schizophrenia is the mental disorder known as schizophrenia that does not fit any of the generally accepted categories or types of schizophrenia. Symptoms of unspecified schizophrenia may include some or all of the symptoms of the named types of schizophrenia. Treatment may be a little more difficult, but is entirely possible.

Symptoms of / Reasons for Unspecified Schizophrenia

  • Anxiety
  • Decreased pain sensitivity
  • Poor personal hygiene
  • Poor motor skills
  • Anger
  • Delusions of persecution or grandeur
  • Child-like behavior 
  • Hallucinations
  • Laughter that is inappropriate
  • Incoherence
  • Withdrawal from society

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