An example of schizophrenia is a mental disorder where a person begins to hear voices in his head and believe they are real.
The national schizophrenia that results from carrying out an unpopular war.
Other Word Forms
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").