reactive schizophrenia


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re·ac·tive schiz·o·phre·ni·a

those forms of severe schizophrenic disorders that are distinguished from process schizophrenia by their more acute onset, greater relation to environmental stress, and better prognosis.

reactive schizophrenia

a form of schizophrenia caused by environmental factors rather than by organic changes in the brain. Disease onset is usually rapid, symptoms are of brief duration, and the affected individual appears well immediately before and after the schizophrenic episode. See also brief reactive psychosis, schizophrenia, schizophreniform disorder.

re·ac·tive schiz·o·phre·ni·a

(rē-aktiv skitsō-frēnē-ă)
Forms of severe schizophrenic disorders distinguished from process schizophrenia by their more acute onset, greater relation to environmental stress, and better prognosis.
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