Subtypes of schizophrenia
There are many subtypes of schizophrenia, but there are seven main ones which occur most frequently3:
With the exception of simple schizophrenia which has its own criteria, all these subtypes must meet the general criteria for the diagnosis of schizophrenia, plus some subtype-specific criteria in the ICD-10. These criteria will be listed in the following section.
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- World Health Organization. The ICD-10 Classification of Mental and Behavioural Disorders: Diagnostic Criteria for Research. Copyright, World Health Organization, Geneva, 1993.