Definition of Paraphrenia

1. Noun. 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.




Definition of Paraphrenia

1. Noun. Any of a group of psychotic illnesses involving delusions, distinct from paranoia and schizophrenia. ¹

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Literary usage of Paraphrenia

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1. An Outline of Abnormal Psychology by James Winfred Bridges (1921)
"Dementia Precox, paraphrenia, Paranoia. Dementia Precox is so named because it is supposed to be a form of mental deterioration developing during puberty ..."

2. Contributions to Psycho-analysis by Sándor Ferenczi (1916)
"CHAPTER XI SOME CLINICAL OBSERVATIONS ON PARANOIA AND paraphrenia* (Contribution to the Psychology of " System- Constructions") THE sister of a young artist ..."

3. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1916)
"paraphrenia includes cases formerly classified in part as dementia ... paraphrenia systematica. This includes a large part of the cases of ..."

4. Outlines of Psychiatry by William Alanson White (1915)
"In the eighth edition of his work, only recently published, he has tentatively created a group—paraphrenia— which includes the dementia paranoides, ..."

5. A Text-book of Psychiatry for Physicians and Students by Leonardo Bianchi (1906)
"By paraphrenia I mean that form of defect in cerebral evolution manifesting itself in eccentricity, originality, and extravagances that give quite a ..."

6. Papers on Psycho-analysis by Ernest Jones (1918)
"between it and paraphrenia will be found to be of the same nature as that subsisting between hysteria and paraphrenia ; in other words, ..."

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