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schiz·o·phre·ni·a

(skĭt′sə-frē′nē-ə, -frĕn′ē-ə)
n.
1. Psychiatry A heterogeneous psychiatric disorder characterized by psychotic behavior including delusions, hallucinations, withdrawal from reality, and disorganized patterns of thinking and speech.
2. A situation or condition characterized by conflicting qualities, attitudes, or activities: the national schizophrenia that results from carrying out an unpopular war.

schizophrenia

(ˌskɪtsəʊˈfriːnɪə)
n
1. (Psychiatry) any of a group of psychotic disorders characterized by progressive deterioration of the personality, withdrawal from reality, hallucinations, delusions, social apathy, emotional instability, etc. See catatonia, hebephrenia, paranoia
2. informal behaviour that appears to be motivated by contradictory or conflicting principles
[C20: from schizo- + Greek phrēn mind + -ia]

schiz•o•phre•ni•a

(ˌskɪt səˈfri ni ə, -ˈfrin yə)

n.
a severe mental disorder associated with brain abnormalities and typically evidenced by disorganized speech and behavior, delusions, and hallucinations.
[< German Schizophrenie (1910); see schizo-, -phrenia]
schiz`o•phren′ic (-ˈfrɛn ɪk) adj., n.
schiz`o•phren′i•cal•ly, adv.

schiz·o·phre·ni·a

(skĭt′sə-frē′nē-ə, skĭt′sə-frĕn′ē-ə)
Any of a group of severe mental disorders in which a person loses touch with reality. People with schizophrenia also experience abnormal thinking that usually interferes with their ability to work and communicate with others. The biological causes of schizophrenia are not well understood. It is associated with an imbalance of chemical substances in the brain and often runs in families.

schizophrenia

a psychotic condition marked by erratic behavior, withdrawal from reality, and intellectual and emotional deterioration. Also called dementia praecox. — schizophrenic, n., adj.
See also: Insanity
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.schizophrenia - 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)
Translations
فُصام أو إنْفِصام الشَّخْصِيَّه
schizofrenie
skizofreni
skitsofrenia
tudathasadás
geîklofi
šizofrenijašizofreniškas
šizofrēnija
schizofrenie
schizofrénia
içe kapanım hastalığışizofreni

schizophrenia

[ˌskɪtsəʊˈfriːnɪə] Nesquizofrenia f

schizophrenia

[ˌskɪtsəˈfriːniə] nschizophrénie f

schizophrenia

schizophrenia

[ˌskɪtsəʊˈfriːnjə] nschizofrenia

schizophrenia

(skitsəˈfriːniə) noun
a form of insanity in which the patient becomes severely withdrawn from reality, has delusions etc.
ˌschizoˈphrenic (-ˈfre-) adjective

schiz·o·phre·ni·a

[MIM*181500]
n. esquizofrenia, desintegración mental que transforma la personalidad con varias manifestaciones psicóticas tales como alucinaciones, retraimiento y distorsión de la realidad.

schizophrenia

n esquizofrenia; paranoid — esquizofrenia paranoide
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