paranoid schizophrenia

noun

Definition of paranoid schizophrenia

: schizophrenia characterized especially by delusions of persecution, grandiosity, or jealousy and by hallucinations (such as hearing voices) chiefly of an auditory nature

Examples of paranoid schizophrenia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Kenny, who had been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, begs an emergency operator to explain why she’s been pulled over. Anchorage Daily News, "Fatal police shootings of mentally ill people are more likely to take place in small and midsized metro areas," 18 Oct. 2020 Police say Singleton suffers from paranoid schizophrenia, mental problems, high blood pressure and is a diabetic requiring a shot every day. William Thornton | Wthornton@al.com, al, "Mobile police say missing woman found," 30 Oct. 2020 Kenny, who had been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, begs an emergency operator to explain why she’s been pulled over. Anchorage Daily News, "Fatal police shootings of mentally ill people are more likely to take place in small and midsized metro areas," 18 Oct. 2020 Kenny, who had been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, begs an emergency operator to explain why she’s been pulled over. Anchorage Daily News, "Fatal police shootings of mentally ill people are more likely to take place in small and midsized metro areas," 18 Oct. 2020 Kenny, who had been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, begs an emergency operator to explain why she’s been pulled over. Washington Post, "Fatal police shootings of mentally ill people are more likely to take place in small and midsized metro areas," 17 Oct. 2020 Turner's family has said the 44-year-old Black woman was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and that Delacruz knew of his neighbor's illness. Jake Bleiberg, Star Tribune, "Lawyer: Texas city's police leaders must reform or resign," 17 Sep. 2020 Crump said that Turner suffered from paranoid schizophrenia and that Delacruz knew about her mental illness. Madison Dibble, Washington Examiner, "Texas officer indicted on assault charges for shooting of black woman in 2019," 15 Sep. 2020 Turner had struggled with paranoid schizophrenia since her diagnosis in 2005 and might have been in crisis the night she was killed, civil rights attorney Ben Crump said at the time. Peter Martinez, CBS News, "Texas officer charged with assault in 2019 fatal shooting," 14 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of paranoid schizophrenia

1940, in the meaning defined above

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“Paranoid schizophrenia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paranoid%20schizophrenia. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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paranoid schizophrenia

noun

Medical Definition of paranoid schizophrenia

: schizophrenia characterized especially by delusions of persecution, grandiosity, or jealousy and by hallucinations (such as hearing voices) chiefly of an auditory nature

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