paranoid schizophrenia


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par·a·noid schiz·o·phre·ni·a

schizophrenia characterized predominantly by delusions of persecution and megalomania.

paranoid schizophrenia

a form of schizophrenia characterized by persistent preoccupation with illogical, absurd, and changeable delusions, usually of a persecutory, grandiose, or jealous nature, accompanied by related hallucinations. The symptoms include extreme anxiety, exaggerated suspiciousness, aggressiveness, anger, argumentativeness, and hostility, which may lead to violence. Formerly called heboid paranoia. Compare paranoia. See also schizophrenia.

paranoid schizophrenia

DSM 295.30 Psychiatry A type of schizophrenia associated with feelings of being persecuted or plotted against. Affected individuals may have grandiose delusions associated with protecting themselves from the perceived plot. See 287 in DSM-IV. See Paranoid personality disorder, Schizophrenia.

par·a·noid schiz·o·phre·ni·a

(par'ă-noyd skits'ō-frē'nē-ă)
A form of that mental disorder characterized predominantly by delusions of persecution and megalomania.
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All of the symptoms of paranoid schizophrenia cause major social or occupational dysfunction, and experts cannot explain the symptoms by some other disorder, such as drug abuse or a medical condition.
On the other hand, those with paranoid schizophrenia may be intellectually disorganized and confused.
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Brown, who was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia while in prison for stabbing the father and brother of a girlfriend, had long believed he would kill his parents and two brothers.
Trevor Meegan, defending, explained that Naghdi has been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia with symptoms which include delusions of persecution, TURN TO PAGE 2 FROM PAGE ONE and is on anti-psychotic medication.
Elmi came under the care of Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust and was diagnosed as suffering from paranoid schizophrenia - yet he was discharged after five days.
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The man - who has been kept as an involuntary patient at a psychiatric clinic and is being treated with anti-psychotic medication after a preliminary diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia - is scheduled to appear in court on 23 September.
A brilliant mathematician who eventually won a Nobel Prize in economics, Nash has also suffered from paranoid schizophrenia his whole life.