residual schizophrenia


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Related to residual schizophrenia: catatonic schizophrenia, undifferentiated schizophrenia

re·sid·u·al schiz·o·phre·ni·a

blunted or inappropriate affect, social withdrawal, eccentric behavior, or loose associations, but without prominent psychotic symptoms, as the remains of former psychotic symptoms of schizophrenia.

residual schizophrenia

Etymology: L, residuum
a form of schizophrenia in which the essential features of delusions, hallucinations, incoherence, or gross disorganization are much less prominent. See also schizophrenia.

re·sid·u·al schiz·o·phre·ni·a

(rē-zid'yū-ăl skits'ō-frē'nē-ă)
Blunted or inappropriate affect, social withdrawal, eccentric behavior, or loose associations, but without prominent psychotic symptoms, such delusions and hallucinations.

residual schizophrenia

A schizophrenic disorder marked by continuing evidence of flat affect, impoverished or disorganized speech, and eccentric or odd behavior but showing no evidence of delusions, hallucinations, or disorganized speech.
See also: schizophrenia
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