schizophrenic disorder


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Noun1.schizophrenic disorder - any of several psychotic disorders characterized by distortions of reality and disturbances of thought and language and withdrawal from social contact
psychosis - any severe mental disorder in which contact with reality is lost or highly distorted
borderline schizophrenia, latent schizophrenia - schizophrenia characterized by mild symptoms or by some preexisting tendency to schizophrenia
catatonic schizophrenia, catatonic type schizophrenia, catatonia - 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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The killer, of Bywell Grove, Shiremoor, was deemed to be suffering from a delusional schizophrenic disorder when he killed Mr Ineson, with whom he had once shared a flat.
For example, the Harris County Jail in Houston housed one woman who was diagnosed with a schizophrenic disorder and had been charged with 12 felonies and 31 misdemeanors.
She said he had a paranoid schizophrenic disorder, and he had not committed any more offences since he began taking his medication properly.
A Flint inquest heard yesterday that Mr Lewis, 66, of St Catherine's Close, Flint, suffered from a schizophrenic disorder, and would frequently not take his medication.
The judge said because of a schizophrenic disorder, the defendant had isolated himself for a long time and had fallen into a delusion that he might be killed by his father.
The diagnostic impression at the time was to rule out 1) schizophrenic disorder, disorganized type; 2) schizophrenic disorder, simple type; and 3) personality disorder with inadequate, immature, dependant and narcissistic traits.
In the movie, a fictional account, Mary Marino (Marcia Gay Harden) developed schizophrenic disorder in her early 40s, a couple of years before the film's story begins, and her illness has made life difficult for herself, her husband John (Joe Pantoliano), and their only child, 10-year-old son Chris (Devon Gearhart).
Dr Renata Rowe, one of two psychiatrists to examine Richards, said he was suffering from a schizophrenic disorder, and recommended for him to be detained under the Mental Health Act.
The report is based on three open-label studies assessing cognitive function in 270 outpatients with schizophrenia or schizophrenic disorder in multiple treatment sites in the United States.
The social workers said Aaron's birth mother was "not capable of caring for him" and may have used drugs, but failed to say that she had been diagnosed with psychological impairments and that his putative father had a schizophrenic disorder.
95) That assessment neatly coincides with West's claim that "in some male patients, jealousy amounts to a monomania and may be present in extremely irrational forms, without signs of schizophrenic disorder of thinking in other respects.
The killer, of Bywell Grove, Shiremoor, North Tyneside, was deemed to be suffering from a delusional schizophrenic disorder when he killed Mr Ineson, who he had once shared a flat with.