paraphrenia


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paraphrenia

(ˌpærəˈfriːnɪə)
n
(Psychiatry) a type of severe paranoid schizophrenia
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Noun1.paraphrenia - 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
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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However, they are of particular diagnostic importance in psychotic disorders including schizophrenia, paraphrenia, manic episodes of bipolar disorder, and psychotic depression.
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Ferdiere characterizes paraphrenia as a primarily linguistic affliction that, while leaving the personality of the patient fundamentally unaltered, induces him to talk gibberish: "Les paraphrenes ont un delire extremement riche, fantastique, confabulant, mais qui, contrairement a ce qui se passe chez les paranoides, ne repond a aucune alteration de la personnalite profonde, de la memoire, du jugement, du raisonnement.