Disorganized schizophrenia is a specific subtype of this mental disorder, and the classification refers to certain symptoms that are being experienced by the individual at the time of the diagnosis and classification. The name for this classification refers to the fact that these individual all experience a disorganization in their thought processes, and this disorganization can interfere with usual daily activities and emotional processes. These individuals may still have delusions and hallucinations but these are less pronounced, and there are substantial impairments to the typical daily living activities because of how the thought process is affected. At times even basic tasks like bathing, general personal hygiene, and simply getting dressed may be impossible because of the disorganization in the thought processes. This makes continuous care and daily living assistance necessary at times.
Disorganized schizophrenia is one of the mental disorders that can interfere with a normal life because of the limitations that may be experienced at times. Effective communication may be impossible, and the speech ability may be affected at times as well. The speech of the individual may be difficult to understand or even incomprehensible as the brain struggles to form proper sentences and communicate their needs or thoughts. At times someone with disorganized schizophrenia may show emotions that seem out of place, such as laughing at a sad occasion or having emotions that seem blunted or flat. This is also a symptom of the mental disorder. Emotional responses that are expected may not be shown by the individual because the disorganization in the brain impacts the emotional responses that they have.