- Psychiatry. Also called dementia praecox. a severe mental disorder characterized by some, but not necessarily all, of the following features: emotional blunting, intellectual deterioration, social isolation, disorganized speech and behavior, delusions, and hallucinations.
- a state characterized by the coexistence of contradictory or incompatible elements.
Origin of schizophrenia
Related Words for schizophreniainsanity, schizophrenia, depression, derangement, lunacy, madness, mania, neurosis, phobia, craziness, psychopathy, maladjustment, paranoia, psychosis
Examples from the Web for schizophrenia
Contemporary Examples of schizophrenia
Interestingly, the PLOS Medicine article noted, Otsuka makes the same claim for schizophrenia as it does for bipolar disorder.Mother’s Little Anti-Psychotic Is Worth $6.9 Billion A Year
November 9, 2014
The Duke researchers screened out those who had problems with hard drugs, alcohol or schizophrenia.Fact-Checking the Sunday Shows: July 27
July 27, 2014
This is the source of the schizophrenia that the South will suffer until it goes through its crisis of conscience.Alex Haley’s 1965 Playboy Interview with Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
January 19, 2014
The Israeli coalition's schizophrenia has been a hot topic since the government formed in January.No Peace With the Palestinians, No Peace Inside the Israeli Coalition
June 13, 2013
Unfortunately, Zelda was hospitalized for schizophrenia, and Scott died at age 44 after suffering two heart attacks.Top 10 Misbehaving Literary Rogues
February 7, 2013
Historical Examples of schizophrenia
Just another day in the life of "a person with schizophrenia."Dreaming of Dreaming
Peter E. Williams
The systematic character of resistance holds good, as I believe I have proved, even in schizophrenia.
Neither is specific of schizophrenia, but applies equally to the neuroses and the normal.
He said that if this schizophrenia kept on progressing, half the world would be in rehabilitation camps.They Twinkled Like Jewels
Philip Jos Farmer
Then you can check your notes and decide if it's schizophrenia, or catatonia, or psychasthenia, or what not.A Thought For Tomorrow
Robert E. Gilbert
- any of a group of psychotic disorders characterized by progressive deterioration of the personality, withdrawal from reality, hallucinations, delusions, social apathy, emotional instability, etcSee catatonia, hebephrenia, paranoia
- informal behaviour that appears to be motivated by contradictory or conflicting principles
Word Origin for schizophrenia
1912, from Modern Latin, literally "a splitting of the mind," from German Schizophrenie, coined in 1910 by Swiss psychiatrist Eugen Bleuler (1857-1939), from Greek skhizein "to split" (see schizo-) + phren (genitive phrenos) "diaphragm, heart, mind," of unknown origin.
- Any of a group of psychotic disorders usually characterized by withdrawal from reality, illogical patterns of thinking, delusions, and hallucinations, and accompanied in varying degrees by other emotional, behavioral, or intellectual disturbances. Schizophrenia is associated with dopamine imbalances in the brain and may have an underlying genetic cause.
- Any of a group of psychiatric disorders characterized by withdrawal from reality, illogical patterns of thinking, delusions, hallucinations, and psychotic behavior. Schizophrenia is associated with an imbalance of the neurotransmitter dopamine in the brain and may have an underlying genetic cause.
A form of psychosis marked by a strong tendency to dissociate oneself from reality. Schizophrenia is often characterized by hallucinations, delusions, and inappropriate reactions to situations. The word schizophrenia is often used informally as well as scientifically to indicate a split personality.