Schizophrenia is a chronic and severe mental disorder that affects how a person thinks, feels, and behaves. People with schizophrenia may seem like they have lost touch with reality. Although schizophrenia is not as common as other mental disorders, the symptoms can be very disabling.
Thought disorders (unusual or dysfunctional ways of thinking)
Movement disorders (agitated body movements)
“Flat affect” (reduced expression of emotions via facial expression or voice tone).
Reduced feelings of pleasure in everyday life.
Difficulty beginning and sustaining activities.