Schizophrenia meaning

skĭt'sə-frē'nē-ə, -frĕn'ē-ə
Any of a group of psychiatric disorders associated with dopamine imbalance in the brain and usually characterized by psychotic behavior including delusions, hallucinations, withdrawal from reality, and disorganized patterns of thinking and speech.
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Schizophrenia is a mental disorder where you perceive things incorrectly, often imagining things that are not real.

An example of schizophrenia is a mental disorder where a person begins to hear voices in his head and believe they are real.

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A situation or condition characterized by conflicting qualities, attitudes, or activities.

The national schizophrenia that results from carrying out an unpopular war.

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A major mental disorder of unknown cause typically characterized by a separation between the thought processes and the emotions, a distortion of reality accompanied by delusions and hallucinations, a fragmentation of the personality, motor disturbances, bizarre behavior, etc., often with no loss of basic intellectual functions.
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A situation, state of mind, etc. in which widely conflicting opinions, ideas, or practices coexist, often resulting in indecision, vacillation, wavering, etc.
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A heterogeneous psychiatric disorder characterized by psychotic behavior including delusions, hallucinations, withdrawal from reality, and disorganized patterns of thinking and speech.
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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.
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(pathology) A psychiatric diagnosis denoting a persistent, often chronic, mental illness variously affecting behavior, thinking, and emotion.
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(informal) Any condition in which disparate or mutually exclusive activities coexist.
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Origin of schizophrenia

  • First attested 1910, from New Latin, from German Schizophrenie, coined by Eugen Bleuler, from Ancient Greek σχίζω (skhizō, “I tear, split, cut") + φρήν (phrÄ“n, “mind, brain, diaphragm").
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