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Disorganized or Hebephrenic Schizophrenia

Disorganized or Hebephrenic Schizophrenia

Disorganized or Hebephrenic Schizophrenia 

There are levels of schizophrenia that determine how a person thinks, feels, and behaves. Hallucinations and delusions are common, depending on the condition diagnosed. This mental health illness can be acquired genetically or through environmental factors. Hebephrenic schizophrenia is a mental disorder characterized by disorganized thoughts and acute emotional instability. Hebephrenia disorder represents a person who loses a firm grasp on reality. Schizophrenia treatment does help individuals overcome many adverse symptoms and learn healthy coping skills.  

Disorganized Behavior Schizophrenia  

The disorganized speech in schizophrenia becomes unclear and unable to be understood by another person. When symptoms of bizarre speech are severe, the individual may believe untrue circumstances, such as they hold extreme or unique gifts. Between questionable behavioral outbursts and impaired speech, a hebephrenic person expresses the disorder by switching topics that do not correlate with each other. Making up or repeating words that make little to no sense to anyone but the speaker is another sign of disorganized speech that inflicts unpredictable or impulsive behavior.  

They may also think that they are being verbally attacked by a person who is only trying to converse. Illogical thoughts inflict a paranoid or distributive behavior which makes it difficult to perform regular daily tasks. The behavior can vary from child-like silliness to aggressive and irritable conduct. An individual with a mental disorder may move excessively or halt in one spot and “zone out.”  

Treatment will help a person with Hebephrenic schizophrenia manage their emotions and learn how to positively distract their thoughts, but an individual with the condition may need extra support and guidance from a loved one, friend, or caretaker. 

What Are Hebephrenic or Disorganized Schizophrenia Symptoms? 

Before mentioning the signs and symptoms, what causes the mental disorder? There are numerous factors such as chemistry and brain structure, age or being the firstborn, a viral infection in the womb, or severe stress. Another cause is drug abuse. However, studies report uncertainty about whether or not drugs are the cause of the disorder or are used as a coping mechanism that worsens symptoms.  

Hebephrenic or disorganized symptoms of schizophrenia include:  

  • Loses association  
  • Repeating the same word or phrase  
  • Rhyming words with no contextual base  
  • Showing little to no emotion in the tone of voice  
  • Inappropriate emotional appearance on face or response  
  • Impulsive reactions like laughing in a sad or serious situation  

Formal symptoms of schizophrenia include hallucinations, delusions, incoherent speech, and disorganized behavior. Although these symptoms are involved with hebephrenic schizophrenia, hallucinations are less common or do not exist. Disorganized symptoms of schizophrenia can be reduced or managed during treatment. An individual will often go through effective methods during cognitive behavioral therapy, talk therapy, or cognitive training.  

Treatment at Our Florida Mental Health Rehab 

At Boca Behavioral Health, we offer an excellent residential treatment program to individuals seeking recovery. Our mental health programs offer medically monitored assistance and support. We understand that these conditions are experienced differently by everyone, which is why our experienced medical staff prepares a clean and secure environment for expression and treatment. If you or a loved one is battling schizophrenia or another mental health illness like severe OCD, depression, or bipolar disorder, then get the help you need now.   

Speak to a specialist at Banyan Boca by calling 888-280-4763 and get back on track to living the life you want today! 

Related Readings:  

How to Help Someone With Adjustment Disorder 

Cognitive Symptoms of Depression 

Alyssa, Director of Digital Marketing
Alyssa, Director of Digital Marketing
Alyssa is the National Director of Digital Marketing and is responsible for a multitude of integrated campaigns and events in the behavioral health and addictions field. All articles have been written by Alyssa and medically reviewed by our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Darrin Mangiacarne.