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Definition of Schizophrenia

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(Psychology) severe psychotic disorder characterized by psychosis (also characterized by agitation, catatonia, confusion, hallucinations, unusual behavior and extensive withdrawal); insulting term for a condition characterized by conflicting behavior or attitudes; term used in an informal manner to indicate a split personality (Slang)
Schizophrenia Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
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 latent schizophrenia 
 reactive schizophrenia 
WordNet 2.0

1. any of several psychotic disorders characterized by distortions of reality and disturbances of thought and language and withdrawal from social contact
(synonym) schizophrenic disorder, schizophrenic psychosis, dementia praecox
(hypernym) psychosis
(hyponym) borderline schizophrenia, latent schizophrenia
Schizophrenia Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of Sociology
A serious mental disturbance in which an individual typically has delusions or hallucinations and a distorted sense of reality.
Schizophrenia Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Schizophrenia is a mental disorder characterized by abnormal social behavior and failure to recognize what is real. Common symptoms include false beliefs, unclear or confused thinking, hearing voices, reduced social engagement and emotional expression, and a lack of motivation. People often have additional mental health problems such as major depression, anxiety disorders, or substance use disorder. Symptoms typically come on gradually, begin in young adulthood, and last a long time.

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Schizophrenia Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
Social Work in Canada
Although an exact definition of schizophrenia still evades medical researchers, the evidence indicates more and more strongly that schizophrenia is a severe disturbance of the brain's functioning. There are billions of nerve cells in the brain. Each nerve cell has branches that transmit and receive messages from other nerve cells. The branches release chemicals, called neurotransmitters, which carry the messages from the end of one nerve branch to the cell body of another. In the brain afflicted with schizophrenia, something goes wrong in this communication system.
Schizophrenia Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
A general term for a wide range of mental disorders characterized by a disassociation of sensory input, feelings and emotions on one hand and thoughts on the other. Symptoms can include hallucinations, hearing voices, a feeling that one's thoughts or actions are under someone else's control, and many others. Schizophrenia is found in pathological gamblers, though not as commonly as depression.
Schizophrenia Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dictionary of Medicine (Shahram)
The most common form of psychosis, characterized by partial or total withdrawal of interest in the world outside of oneself and loss of intellectual and emotional function.