paranoid schizophrenia

noun

: 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

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Word History

First Known Use

1940, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of paranoid schizophrenia was in 1940

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“Paranoid schizophrenia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paranoid%20schizophrenia. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

paranoid schizophrenia

noun
: 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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