Types of schizophrenia and their prognosis

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Simple schizophrenia

  1. Occurs in early life-2nd decade
  2. Onset insidious and course progressive
  3. Poor prognosis

Hebephronic schizophrenia

  1. Occurs early -2nd decade
  2. Onset insidious and course progressive
  3. WORST PROGNOSIS

Catatonic schizophrenia

  1. Occurs in late 2nd or 3rd decade
  2. Onset ACUTE and course EPISODIC
  3. Best prognosis

Paranoid schizophrenia

  1. Occurs in 3rd to 4th decade
  2. Onset insidious and course progressive
  3. Complete recovery does not occur usually

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