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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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 Defense experts diagnosed him as suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, a determination disputed by prosecution experts. Michael Graczyk, Fox News, "Texas man on death row for decapitating 3 kids loses appeal," 23 May 2018 Quintero, who suffers from chronic paranoid schizophrenia, amputated his own tongue after spending three weeks in jail. Jayne O'donnell, USA TODAY, "His 911 call as 'Jesus Christ' went viral after Pizza Hut break-in; story since is tragic," 10 May 2018 Saycon, who the lawsuit asserted was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia in his early 20s, did not point the pocket knife at the customer, nor did the customer feel threatened, the court filing alleged. Chris Fuchs /, NBC News, "City of Long Beach settles lawsuit filed by family of man fatally shot by police," 6 Apr. 2018 Court records show Bagley has a history of mental illness and has been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, the publication reported. Don Sweeney, sacbee, "A week after saying he saw ‘dead people,’ released prisoner killed a man, Arizona cops say | The Sacramento Bee," 4 Apr. 2018

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paranoid schizophrenia

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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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