dementia praecox

[ pree-koks ]

nounPsychiatry.

Origin of dementia praecox

1
1895–1900; <New Latin: precocious dementia

Words Nearby dementia praecox

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How to use dementia praecox in a sentence

  • There are cases of dementia praecox that only time can differentiate.

    Psychotherapy | James J. Walsh
  • A case of dementia praecox, violent in character, was brought to me as a result of the cure in the above case.

  • A physician was called, another, and another, and his case was diagnosed as dementia praecox.

  • We have tried to think Alma is shielding somebody, somebody maybe that is a victim of dementia praecox.

    The Deep Lake Mystery | Carolyn Wells
  • When my sister and I had scarlet fever, she did not die, but she at that time began to show symptoms of dementia praecox.

    The Deep Lake Mystery | Carolyn Wells

British Dictionary definitions for dementia praecox

dementia praecox

/ (ˈpriːkɒks) /


noun
  1. a former name for schizophrenia

Origin of dementia praecox

1
C19: New Latin, literally: premature dementia

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