paraphrenia

noun
para·​phre·​nia | \ -ˈfrē-nē-ə How to pronounce paraphrenia (audio) \

Medical Definition of paraphrenia

1 : the group of paranoid disorders
2 : any of the paranoid disorders also : schizophrenia

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“Paraphrenia.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/paraphrenia. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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