Questions and Answers
What is psychosis?
As part of a national project to raise awareness about first-episode psychosis and support the needs of families affected by the illness, the Canadian Mental Health Association has developed this sibling resource guide - a guide intended to provide information and support to teens and young adults who have a brother or sister experiencing psychosis. This sibling guide represents one of the last resources to be produced by the project, which after six years is drawing to a close.
What is paranoid schizophrenia?
Paranoid schizophrenia is a subtype of schizophrenia in which the patient has delusions (false beliefs) that a person or some individuals are plotting against them or members of their family.
What is catatonic schizophrenia?
The predominant clinical features seen in the catatonic subtype of schizophrenia involve disturbances in a personís movement. Affected people may exhibit a dramatic reduction in activity, to the point that voluntary movement stops, as in catatonic stupor. Alternatively, activity can dramatically increase, a state known as catatonic excitement.
What is schizoaffective disorder?
Schizoaffective disorder is an illness characterized by psychotic symptoms (delusions and hallucinations) and mood problems.