acute schizophrenia

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a·cute schiz·o·phre·ni·a

a disorder in which the symptoms of schizophrenia occur abruptly; they may subside or become chronic.
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Nine days after the show, Mr Gates, a furniture polisher, of Downley, High Wycombe, was admitted to hospital as an in-patient suffering from an acute schizophrenic episode.

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