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Meaning of SCHIZOPHRENIA

Pronunciation:  `skitsu'freeneeu

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  any of several psychotic disorders characterized by distortions of reality and disturbances of thought and language and withdrawal from social contact
 

SCHIZOPHRENIA is a 13 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: dementia praecox, schizophrenic disorder, schizophrenic psychosis
 
 See Also: acute schizophrenic episode, borderline schizophrenia, catatonia, catatonic schizophrenia, catatonic type schizophrenia, disorganized schizophrenia, disorganized type schizophrenia, hebephrenia, hebephrenic schizophrenia, latent schizophrenia, paranoic type schizophrenia, paranoid schizophrenia, paraphrenia, paraphrenic schizophrenia, psychosis, reactive schizophrenia

 

 

Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: The most common form of psychosis, characterized by partial or total withdrawal of interest in the world outside of oneself and loss of intellectual and emotional function.
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Schizophrenia is the name for any of a group of mental disorders characterized by abnormal thought, mood and behavior. For example:
  • thought: misinterpretation of reality, frequently inclined towards self-protection from perceived harm
  • mood: inappropriate emotional response, lack of empathy with others
  • behavior: withdrawn, regressive, and bizarre
 

 

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