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Schizophrenia & Other Psychotic Disorders

  • Each disorder in this category is a psychotic disorder, which means that hallucinations or delusions (erroneous beliefs) are present.
  • Schizophrenia, formerly known as dementia praecox, was renamed by Eugene Bleuler. Schizophrenia means “split mind, ” indicating a mind that has split from reality. But his is not to be confused with the multiple personalities or a split personality.
  • Schizophrenic symptoms may be positive (abnormally present) or negative (abnormally absent). Positive… (361 more words) …

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