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Noun: paranoid schizophrenia
  1. A form of schizophrenia characterized by delusions (of persecution, grandeur or jealousy); symptoms may include anger and anxiety and aloofness and doubts about gender identity; unlike other types of schizophrenia the patients are usually presentable and (if delusions are not acted on) may function in an apparently normal manner
    - paranoic type schizophrenia, paraphrenic schizophrenia, paraphrenia

Derived forms: paranoid schizophrenias

Type of: dementia praecox, schizophrenia, schizophrenic disorder, schizophrenic psychosis

Encyclopedia: Paranoid schizophrenia