Schizophrenia (pronounced SKITS-ah-FREN-ee-ah) is a mental disorder. It is characterized by some, but not necessarily all, of the following features: emotional blunting, intellectual deterioration, social isolation, disorganized speech and behavior, delusions, and hallucinations.[1]


Most common symptoms and warning signs include:

  • Social withdrawal
  • Hostility or suspiciousness
  • Deterioration of personal hygiene
  • Flat, expressionless gaze[2]
  • Inability to cry or express joy
  • Inappropriate laughter or crying
  • Depression
  • Oversleeping or insomnia
  • Odd or irrational statements
  • Forgetful; unable to concentrate
  • Extreme reaction to criticism
  • Strange use of words or way of speaking[3]


The symptoms of psychosis are frequently separated into "positive" or thoughts and feelings that are "added on" to how a person usually thinks and feels, and "negative" categories, or things that are "taken away" such as motivation.[4]

Most common positive symptoms:

  • Lack of insight (97%)
  • Auditory hallucinations (74%)
  • Ideas of reference (70%)
  • Delusions of reference (67%)
  • Suspiciousness (66%)
  • Flatness of affect (66%)
  • Delusional mood (64%)
  • Delusions of persecution (64%)
  • Thought alienation (52%)
  • Thoughts spoken aloud (50%)[5]

Notable sufferersEdit

Cobalt Angelshark (2000 - 2016)

Notes and referencesEdit

Mental and behavioral disorder

Hallucination - Schizophrenia
Eating Disorders
Anorexia - Bulimia - COE/BED - Orthorexia - Pica
Mania - Unipolar Depression - Bipolar Disorder - Seasonal Affective Disorder
Hamilton Asylum - War Asylum - Danni and Tiger's Asylum