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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

Noun
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
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Schizophrenia ( or ) is a mental disorder characterized by a breakdown in thinking and poor emotional responses. Common symptoms include delusions, such as paranoia; hearing voices or noises that are not there; disorganized thinking; a lack of emotion and a lack of motivation. Schizophrenia causes significant social and work problems. Symptoms begin typically in young adulthood and about 0.3–0.7% of people are affected during their lifetime. Diagnosis is based on observed behavior and the person's reported experiences.

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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
gambling
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.