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DEMENTIA PRAECOX

 Dictionary entry overview: What does dementia praecox mean? 

DEMENTIA PRAECOX (noun)
  The noun DEMENTIA PRAECOX has 1 sense:

1. any of several psychotic disorders characterized by distortions of reality and disturbances of thought and language and withdrawal from social contact

  Familiarity information: DEMENTIA PRAECOX used as a noun is very rare.


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DEMENTIA PRAECOX (noun)


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Meaning:

Any of several psychotic disorders characterized by distortions of reality and disturbances of thought and language and withdrawal from social contact

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

dementia praecox; schizophrenia; schizophrenic disorder; schizophrenic psychosis

Hypernyms ("dementia praecox" is a kind of...):

psychosis (any severe mental disorder in which contact with reality is lost or highly distorted)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "dementia praecox"):

borderline schizophrenia; latent schizophrenia (schizophrenia characterized by mild symptoms or by some preexisting tendency to schizophrenia)

catatonia; catatonic schizophrenia; catatonic type schizophrenia (a form of schizophrenia characterized by a tendency to remain in a fixed stuporous state for long periods; the catatonia may give way to short periods of extreme excitement)

disorganized schizophrenia; disorganized type schizophrenia; hebephrenia; hebephrenic schizophrenia (a form of schizophrenia characterized by severe disintegration of personality including erratic speech and childish mannerisms and bizarre behavior; usually becomes evident during puberty; the most common diagnostic category in mental institutions)

paranoic type schizophrenia; paranoid schizophrenia; paraphrenia; paraphrenic schizophrenia (a form of schizophrenia characterized by delusions (of persecution or grandeur or jealousy); symptoms may include anger and anxiety and aloofness and doubts about gender identity; unlike other types of schizophrenia the patients are usually presentable and (if delusions are not acted on) may function in an apparently normal manner)

acute schizophrenic episode; reactive schizophrenia (schizophrenia of abrupt onset and relatively short duration (a few weeks or months))


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