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Paranoid schizophrenia

paranoid schizophrenia n.
Schizophrenia characterized predominantly by megalomania and delusions of persecution.
paranoid schizophrenia [(skit-suh-free-nee-uh, skit-suh-fren-ee-uh)]

A type of schizophrenia characterized by delusions of grandeur, paranoia, hallucinations, jealousy, hostility, aggressiveness, unfocused anxiety, argumentativeness, and, in severe cases, detachment from reality to the point of autism.


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