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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Neely’s family says he has been diagnosed with bipolar disease and paranoid schizophrenia and was living on Galveston streets for several years. Nick Powell, Houston Chronicle, "Attorney Ben Crump demands body camera footage of mounted officers leading man in Galveston with rope," 12 Aug. 2019 In addition to diabetes, he was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and struggled to live a normal life. Tim Elfrink, BostonGlobe.com, "A Detroit man was deported to Iraq, a country he’d never been to. He died from lack of insulin, family says," 8 Aug. 2019 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

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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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