Left untreated, disorganized schizophrenia can result in severe emotional, behavioral, health, and even legal and financial problems that affect every area of life. Complications that disorganized schizophrenia may cause or be associated with include:

  • Suicidal thoughts and behavior
  • Self-destructive behavior
  • Inability to perform daily activities, such as bathing, dressing or preparing meals
  • Frequent hospitalizations
  • Depression
  • Abuse of alcohol, drugs or prescription medications
  • Poverty
  • Homelessness
  • Incarceration
  • Family conflicts
  • Inability to work or attend school
  • Violent crime — may be a victim or perpetrator
  • Heart and lung disease related to smoking
Dec. 10, 2010