paranoid schizophrenia


n.

Schizophrenia characterized predominantly by megalomania and delusions of persecution.

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Cultural definitions for paranoid schizophrenia

paranoid schizophrenia
[ (skit-suh-free-nee-uh, skit-suh-fren-ee-uh) ]

A type of schizophrenia characterized by delusions of grandeur, paranoia, hallucinations, jealousy, hostility, aggressiveness, unfocused anxiety, argumentativeness, and, in severe cases, detachment from reality to the point of autism (see also autism).

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