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

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Pierce’s family said he had been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and had stopped taking his medication, the newspaper reported. oregonlive.com, "Vancouver officers cleared in fatal shooting of man brandishing replica guns, report says," 25 July 2019 Evans recommended that Gilbert be screened for paranoid schizophrenia in the months before the incident. Sonia Moghe, CNN, "Princeton grad killed father over allowance, prosecutors say. His attorney says he's mentally ill," 27 June 2019 According to his family, Galinari has paranoid schizophrenia. Kevin Grasha, Cincinnati.com, "'He's killing him!': 2018 baseball bat attack in Montgomery described by victims," 18 June 2019 According to police, Leonard has been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and dementia. Ivana Hrynkiw | Ihrynkiw@al.com, al.com, "Police search for missing man with mental illness," 4 June 2019 He was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and substance abuse and has been treated at mental-health facilities. Patricia Sullivan, Washington Post, "Man who shot Alexandria police officer released with conditions from mental hospital," 7 June 2018 Irene’s sister was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and had to be hospitalized. Jacob Bogage, Washington Post, "‘My friend was shot’: How an assassin’s bullets in Israel changed an NBA team’s name in D.C.," 14 Apr. 2018 The family of Dontre Hamilton, who suffered from paranoid schizophrenia and was fatally shot by a Milwaukee police officer, pushed for the enhanced training. Ashley Luthern, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "9 ways Chief Ed Flynn changed the Milwaukee Police Department," 14 Feb. 2018 Defense experts diagnosed him as suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, a determination disputed by prosecution experts. Washington Post, "Texas man on death row for decapitating 3 kids loses appeal," 23 May 2018

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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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