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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Interestingly, the most cited book is the English translation of his Dementia praecox and paraphrenia (1971), which has been cited 3,473 times.
(1919) Dementia Praecox and Paraphrenia (transl.R.M.Barclay) (1971edn).
Dementia praecox and paraphrenia. (From the German 8th Edition of the Textbook of Psychiatry ed.) Edinburgh: E & S Livingstone; 1919.
However, they are of particular diagnostic importance in psychotic disorders including schizophrenia, paraphrenia, manic episodes of bipolar disorder, and psychotic depression.
"Virginia Woolf's Septimus Smith: An Analysis of 'Paraphrenia' and the Schizophrenic Use of Language." Literature and Psychology 31.4 (1981): 13-23.