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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Recent Examples on the Web When Bruce was around 5, she was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, subjected to a prefrontal lobotomy and confined to mental institutions. James R. Hagerty, WSJ, 5 Jan. 2022 Based on the life of John Nash, a genius mathematician overcome by paranoid schizophrenia, Ron Howard’s movie is precious to a fault, despite Russell Crowe’s attempts to bring grit and authenticity to the role. Tim Grierson, Vulture, 26 Apr. 2021 Faulkner, who said her mother has been clinically diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, believes she's benefited significantly by the mental health services at Hovey Street Church of Christ. Brandon Drenon, The Indianapolis Star, 1 Dec. 2021 Pierce was experiencing homelessness and suffered from paranoid schizophrenia. oregonlive, 10 Nov. 2021 Filmmaker Sandra Luckow’s portrait of her brother Duanne’s mental decline into severe paranoid schizophrenia. Ed Stockly, Los Angeles Times, 2 Apr. 2021 Craighead’s 65-year-old father, Donald W. Craighead, said Monday that his son has been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and has a fixation with the CIA and the FBI. Washington Post, 14 Sep. 2021 The expert concluded that Wycoff probably suffered from paranoid schizophrenia. Maura Dolan, Los Angeles Times, 23 Aug. 2021 Family told police Smith had paranoid schizophrenia. Elizabeth Depompei, The Indianapolis Star, 14 June 2021

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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 23 Jan. 2022.

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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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