Definition of Paranoid schizophrenia

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 Paranoid schizophrenia

1. Noun. (medicine) A form of schizophrenia that is accompanied by delusions, either of persecution, grandeur or jealousy. ¹

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Medical Definition of Paranoid schizophrenia

1. Schizophrenia characterised predominantly by delusions of persecution and megalomania. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Paranoid Schizophrenia

paranoia originaria
paranoic type schizophrenia
paranoid behaviour
paranoid disorder
paranoid disorders
paranoid personality
paranoid personality disorder
paranoid schizophrenia (current term)

Literary usage of Paranoid schizophrenia

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1. Ill-Equipped: U.S. Prisons and Offenders with Mental Illness by Sasha Abramsky (2003)
"8 • "Inmate [VYA] is a 40-year-old Black male with a history of chronic, Paranoid Schizophrenia with a positive response to anti-psychotic drug therapy. ..."

2. Violence in South Africa: A Variety of Perspectives by Elirea Bornman, René Van Eeden, Marie Wentzel (1998)
"The authors' research and that of others suggested that paranoid schizophrenia may be the subtype most often associated with violence (Hafner & Baker, 1973; ..."

3. Joining Forces on Solid-Waste Management: Regionalization Is Working in by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"Paranoias can be classified into three main categories: paranoid personality disorder, delusional (paranoid) disorder, and paranoid schizophrenia. ..."

4. Criminalizing the Seriously Mentally Ill: The Abuse of Jails As Mental Hospitals by Edwin Fuller Torrey, Public Citizens Health Research Group (2002)
"An Arkansas man with paranoid schizophrenia believed that his father, ... A man with paranoid schizophrenia in California "shot and killed a person he had ..."

5. Women in South African History: Basus'iimbokodo, Bawel'imilambo / They by Nomboniso Gasa (2008)
"paranoid schizophrenia was an old coping mechanism, and one which had proved a passable defence against racism and sexism. The problem was that this ..."

6. Schizophrenia, 1993: A Special Report edited by David Shore, Samuel J. Keith (1996)
"Brennan, JH, and Hemsley, DR Illusory correlations in paranoid and non-paranoid schizophrenia. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, ..."

7. Treatment for Stimulant Use Disorders edited by Richard A. Rawson, Rose M. Urban (2000)
"... and those who continue to use MA will develop a psychosis indistinguishable from that created by paranoid schizophrenia. After a stabilization period, ..."

8. Human Rights Violations in the United States: A Report on U.S. Compliance by Steven R. Shapiro (1993)
"Mason had been diagnosed as having paranoid schizophrenia and mental retardation. At his trial, the judge denied him a psychiatrist for an evaluation, ..."

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