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PARANOID SCHIZOPHRENIA

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does paranoid schizophrenia mean? 

PARANOID SCHIZOPHRENIA (noun)
  The noun PARANOID SCHIZOPHRENIA has 1 sense:

1. 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

  Familiarity information: PARANOID SCHIZOPHRENIA used as a noun is very rare.


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PARANOID SCHIZOPHRENIA (noun)


Sense 1paranoid schizophrenia [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

paranoic type schizophrenia; paranoid schizophrenia; paraphrenia; paraphrenic schizophrenia

Hypernyms ("paranoid schizophrenia" is a kind of...):

dementia praecox; schizophrenia; schizophrenic disorder; schizophrenic psychosis (any of several psychotic disorders characterized by distortions of reality and disturbances of thought and language and withdrawal from social contact)


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