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Princeton's WordNet

  1. schizophrenicadjective

    someone who is afflicted with schizophrenia

  2. schizophrenicadjective

    suffering from some form of schizophrenia

    "schizophrenic patients"

  3. schizoid, schizophrenicadjective

    of or relating to or characteristic of schizophrenia

Wiktionary

  1. schizophrenicnoun

    A person suffering from schizophrenia.

  2. schizophrenicadjective

    Of or pertaining to schizophrenia.

  3. schizophrenicadjective

    Afflicted with schizophrenia; having difficulty with perception of reality.

  4. schizophrenicadjective

    Behaving as if one has more than one personality; wildly changeable.

Wikipedia

  1. schizophrenic

    Schizophrenia is a mental disorder characterized by continuous or relapsing episodes of psychosis. Major symptoms include hallucinations (typically hearing voices), delusions, and disorganized thinking. Other symptoms include social withdrawal, decreased emotional expression, and apathy. Symptoms typically develop gradually, begin during young adulthood, and in many cases never become resolved. There is no objective diagnostic test; diagnosis is based on observed behavior, a psychiatric history that includes the person's reported experiences, and reports of others familiar with the person. To be diagnosed with schizophrenia, symptoms and functional impairment need to be present for six months (DSM-5) or one month (ICD-11). Many people with schizophrenia have other mental disorders, especially substance use disorders, depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, and obsessive–compulsive disorder.About 0.3% to 0.7% of people are diagnosed with schizophrenia during their lifetime. In 2017, there were an estimated 1.1 million new cases and in 2022 a total of 24 million cases globally. Males are more often affected and on average have an earlier onset. The causes of schizophrenia include genetic and environmental factors. Genetic factors include a variety of common and rare genetic variants. Possible environmental factors include being raised in a city, childhood adversity, cannabis use during adolescence, infections, the ages of a person's mother or father, and poor nutrition during pregnancy.About half of those diagnosed with schizophrenia will have a significant improvement over the long term with no further relapses, and a small proportion of these will recover completely. The other half will have a lifelong impairment. In severe cases people may be admitted to hospitals. Social problems such as long-term unemployment, poverty, homelessness, exploitation, and victimization are commonly correlated with schizophrenia. Compared to the general population, people with schizophrenia have a higher suicide rate (about 5% overall) and more physical health problems, leading to an average decrease in life expectancy by 20 to 28 years. In 2015, an estimated 17,000 deaths were linked to schizophrenia.The mainstay of treatment is antipsychotic medication, along with counseling, job training, and social rehabilitation. Up to a third of people do not respond to initial antipsychotics, in which case clozapine may be used. In a network comparative meta-analysis of 15 antipsychotic drugs, clozapine was significantly more effective than all other drugs, although clozapine's heavily multimodal action may cause more side effects. In situations where doctors judge that there is a risk of harm to self or others, they may impose short involuntary hospitalization. Long-term hospitalization is used on a small number of people with severe schizophrenia. In some countries where supportive services are limited or unavailable, long-term hospital stays are more common.

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  1. schizophrenic

    Schizophrenia is a chronic and severe mental disorder characterized by abnormal interpretation of reality. It may involve a range of cognitive, behavioral, and emotional symptoms such as hallucinations, delusions, disordered thoughts and speech, difficulty in social and occupational functioning, and decreased emotional expressiveness. Schizophrenia is not about having multiple personalities, but rather a distortion of the affected person's perception and response to the world around them. The exact cause is unknown, but it is believed to involve a combination of genetic and environmental factors, and imbalances in brain chemicals. The condition usually requires lifelong treatment, which may include medication, psychological counseling, and social support and rehabilitation.

Wikidata

  1. Schizophrenic

    Schizophrenic is the debut and only solo album from ex-'N Sync band member JC Chasez. The album was released on February 24, 2004. Three singles were released from the album: "Blowin' Me Up", released on December 3, 2002, "Some Girls", which was his UK debut single, released on November 11, 2003, and "All Day Long I Dream About Sex" released on October 8, 2004.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of schizophrenic in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of schizophrenic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of schizophrenic in a Sentence

  1. Gilles Savary:

    The Socialists are schizophrenic.

  2. Betty Naomi Friedan:

    American housewives have not had their brains shot away, nor are they schizophrenic in the clinical sense. But if ... the fundamental human drive is not the urge for pleasure or the satisfaction of biological needs, but the need to grow and to realize one's full potential, their comfortable, empty, purposeless days are indeed cause for a nameless terror.

  3. Oscar Levant:

    Roses are red, violets are blue, I'm schizophrenic, and so am I.

  4. Lily Tomlin:

    Why is it when we talk to God, we're praying, but when God talks to us, we're schizophrenic?

  5. Beau Biden:

    What Bernie Sanders has to do is say that the Second Amendment says - which he has, of late - the Second Amendment says you can limit who can own a gun, that people who are criminals shouldn't have guns, people who are schizophrenic and have mental illnesses shouldn't own guns, and he has said that.

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