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schizothymia

(ˌskɪtsəʊˈθaɪmɪə)
n
(Psychiatry) psychiatry the condition of being schizoid or introverted. It encompasses elements of schizophrenia but does not involve the same depth of psychological disturbance
[C20: New Latin, from schizo- + -thymia, from Greek thumos spirit]
ˌschizoˈthymic adj
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schizothymia

a mild form of schizophrenia, characterized by withdrawal, inversion, etc. — schizothyme, n.schizothymic, adj.
See also: Psychology
a mild form of schizophrenia, characterized by withdrawal, inversion, etc. — schizothyme, n. — schizothymic, adj.
See also: Insanity
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Noun1.schizothymia - resembling schizophrenia but remaining within the bounds of normality
folie, mental disorder, mental disturbance, psychological disorder, disturbance - (psychiatry) a psychological disorder of thought or emotion; a more neutral term than mental illness
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Indeed, eating disturbances in childhood often precede affective psychosis in adulthood, while patients who develop psychotic symptoms after the onset of AN may show schizothymic personality traits (43).
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The defendant's lawyers demanded the court transfer the case to a family court in accordance with the Juvenile Law on the grounds that the boy has suffered from schizothymic personality disorder and should be treated under probation rather than face a prison term.