Process Schizophrenia begins early in a patient's life and develops gradually and is believed to have a biological underpinning. The disorder is characterized by poor psychosocial development prior to the onset of the disorder. Those with process schizophrenia are withdrawn, have poor social skills and are often caught up in a fantasy life. .
PROCESS SCHIZOPHRENIA: "Marissa was diagnosed with process schizophrenia before high school."