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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During his trial, Turner's lawyer had argued he was schizophrenic, or had a schizophrenic disorder, in an effort to make the case the incident was a manslaughter.
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For the past 15 years, April managed multi-level operations in diverse populations, worked extensively in mental health including supporting families and their loved ones diagnosed with Bi-polar or Schizophrenic Disorder. April served as a Human Relations board Commissioner advocating for equality for Americans living with disabilities.
The ketamine--induced animal model of schizophrenia appears to manifest increased pain tolerance, results similar to the ones registered in human patients suffering from schizophrenic disorder. Our laboratory also tested thermal pain thresholds in the ketamine-induced animal model of schizophrenia and results indicated to an increased pain sensitivity [14], which is in accordance to human individuals reactions [10].
Wu's mother, Luann Wu, a licensed mental health counselor, told police her son takes medication for mental health issues and suffers from a condition consistent with a schizophrenic disorder, according to court documents.
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.
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