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Schizophrenia is hearing voices, not doing voices.
Maria Bamford

Meaning of "schizophrenia" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SCHIZOPHRENIA

From schizo- + Greek phrēn mind + -ia.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SCHIZOPHRENIA

schizophrenia  [ˌskɪtsəʊˈfriːnɪə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SCHIZOPHRENIA

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Schizophrenia is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SCHIZOPHRENIA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

schizophrenia

Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a mental disorder often characterized by abnormal social behavior and failure to recognize what is real. Common symptoms include false beliefs, auditory hallucinations, confused or unclear thinking, inactivity, and reduced social engagement and emotional expression. Diagnosis is based on observed behavior and the person's reported experiences. Genetics and early environment, as well as psychological and social processes, appear to be important contributory factors. Some recreational and prescription drugs appear to cause or worsen symptoms. The many possible combinations of symptoms have triggered debate about whether the diagnosis represents a single disorder or a number of separate syndromes. Despite the origin of the term from the Greek roots skhizein and phrēn, schizophrenia does not imply a "split personality", or "multiple personality disorder"—a condition with which it is often confused in public perception. Rather, the term means a "splitting of mental functions", reflecting the presentation of the illness. The mainstay of treatment is antipsychotic medication, which primarily suppresses dopamine receptor activity.

Definition of schizophrenia in the English dictionary

The definition of schizophrenia in the dictionary is behaviour that appears to be motivated by contradictory or conflicting principles.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SCHIZOPHRENIA


Armenia
ɑːˈmiːnɪə
bergenia
bɜːˈɡiːnɪə
catamenia
ˌkætəˈmiːnɪə
eugenia
juːˈdʒiːnɪə
gardenia
ɡɑːˈdiːnɪə
hebephrenia
ˌhiːbɪˈfriːnɪə
leukopenia
ˌluːkəʊˈpiːnɪə
myasthenia
ˌmaɪəsˈθiːnɪə
neurasthenia
ˌnjʊərəsˈθiːnɪə
neutropenia
ˌnjuːtrəˈpiːnɪə
pancytopenia
ˌpænsaɪtəˈpiːnɪə
paraphrenia
ˌpærəˈfriːnɪə
philoxenia
ˌfɪləˈziːnɪə
Ruthenia
ruːˈθiːnɪə
sarracenia
ˌsærəˈsiːnɪə
Slovenia
sləʊˈviːnɪə
tenia
ˈtiːnɪə
thrombocytopenia
ˌθrɒmbəʊˌsaɪtəʊˈpiːnɪə
Turkmenia
tɜːkˈmiːnɪə
xenia
ˈziːnɪə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SCHIZOPHRENIA

schizogonous
schizogony
schizoid
schizoidal
schizomycete
schizomycetic
schizomycetous
schizont
schizophrene
schizophrenetic
schizophrenic
schizophrenogenic
schizophyceous
schizophyte
schizophytic
schizopod
schizopodal
schizopodous
schizothymia
schizothymic

WORDS THAT END LIKE SCHIZOPHRENIA

cytopenia
encaenia
erythropenia
granulocytopenia
hymenia
hypersthenia
hyposthenia
Iphigenia
leucocytopenia
leucopenia
lymphocytopenia
lymphopenia
Messenia
panleukopenia
proscenia
psychasthenia
sideropenia
sthenia
taenia
xenomenia

Synonyms and antonyms of schizophrenia in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «schizophrenia» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SCHIZOPHRENIA

Find out the translation of schizophrenia to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of schizophrenia from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «schizophrenia» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

精神分裂症
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

esquizofrenia
570 millions of speakers

English

schizophrenia
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

एक प्रकार का पागलपन
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

الفصام
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

шизофрения
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

esquizofrenia
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সীত্সফ্রেনীয়্যা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

schizophrénie
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Skizofrenia
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Schizophrenie
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

統合失調症
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

정신 분열증
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Skizofrenia
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tâm thần phân liệt
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மனச்சிதைவு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्किझोफ्रेनिया
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

şizofreni
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

schizofrenia
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

schizofrenia
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

шизофренія
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

schizofrenie
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σχιζοφρένεια
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

skisofrenie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

schizofreni
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

schizofreni
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of schizophrenia

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SCHIZOPHRENIA»

The term «schizophrenia» is quite widely used and occupies the 24.553 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SCHIZOPHRENIA» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about schizophrenia

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10 QUOTES WITH «SCHIZOPHRENIA»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word schizophrenia.
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Shawn Amos
Schizoaffective disorder is a big mental mash-up of a disease. It combines just about every disorder, from depression, delusions, and paranoia to mania, schizophrenia and hallucinations. My mother bounced between all of these regularly while raising me alone in our Hollywood home.
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Margaret Atwood
If the national mental illness of the United States is megalomania, that of Canada is paranoid schizophrenia.
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Maria Bamford
I'd like to create a lovable character for schizophrenia; it doesn't have a celebrity spokesperson because by the time somebody's schizophrenic they've lost all their teeth.
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Maria Bamford
Schizophrenia is hearing voices, not doing voices.
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Chester Brown
The whole schizophrenia angle interested me. When I first started working on it, I thought I would play up that angle more than I ended up doing. The religious aspect of the story was also a draw.
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Monica Crowley
When I visited Guantanamo Bay several years ago, I met a team of psychiatrists treating the detainees. When I asked how they distinguished between, say, schizophrenia or bipolarity and a bedrock religious commitment to holy war, they couldn't answer.
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E. L. Doctorow
Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.
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Natalie Dormer
I'm a quasi-only child. With my brother and sister, I've more of a tendency to be semi-maternal. So, yes, I spent a lot of time talking to myself - I had this big dressing-up box and would just dress up as lots of characters and talk back to myself... Verging on schizophrenia, I suppose, if you analyse it carefully.
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Vittorio Gassman
Acting is not that far from mental disease: An actor works on splitting his character into others. It is like a kind of schizophrenia.
10
Darrell Hammond
I was diagnosed with everything from schizophrenia to multiple personality disorder.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SCHIZOPHRENIA»

Discover the use of schizophrenia in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to schizophrenia and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Diagnosis: Schizophrenia: A Comprehensive Resource
Presents thrity-five first person accounts by schizophrenia patients, along with information from professionals, covering such topics as medication, coping skills, hospitalization, rehabilitation, and clinical research.
Rachel Miller, Susan Elizabeth Mason, 2013
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Schizophrenia
In addition, developing technologies in genomics, molecular biology and neuroimaging provide streams of new information. This book represents a definitive, essential, and up-to-date reference text on schizophrenia.
Daniel R. Weinberger, Paul Harrison, 2011
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Schizophrenia: Cognitive Theory, Research, and Therapy
From Aaron T. Beck and colleagues, this is the definitive work on the cognitive model of schizophrenia and its treatment. The volume integrates cognitive-behavioral and biological knowledge into a comprehensive conceptual framework.
Neil A. Rector, Neal Stolar, Paul Grant, 2011
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Schizophrenia
This book will provide a welcome source of information for individuals with schizophrenia, their family members, and those involved in caring for them.
Ming T. Tsuang, Stephen V. Faraone, Stephen J. Glatt, 2011
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Schizophrenia: A Case Study of the Movie a Beautiful Mind - ...
This e-book is designed to be used as a companion to the Universal Studios film, A BEAUTIFUL MIND.
Francine R Ph D Goldberg, 2010
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Schizophrenia
This expanded edition will bring the busy physician fully up to date with advances in treatment strategies and in the understanding of risk factors, symptoms and cognitive and brain deficits.
Shôn Lewis, Robert W. Buchanan, 2002
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Schizophrenia: The Bearded Lady Disease
The book itself consists of 639 quotations, from a variety of sources, all of which point to the unshakable truth of this hypothesis. This is a fixed law of nature, unassailable and constantly operative in every case.
J. Michael Mahoney, 2010
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Schizophrenia: The Final Frontier - A Festschrift for Robin ...
This book is a unique project reflecting the contribution that Robin Murray has made to the field of psychiatry over the past 35 years, with a particular focus on the advances that have been made to the understanding and treatment of ...
Anthony S. David, Shitij Kapur, Peter McGuffin, 2012
9
Schizophrenia: One Woman's Story
Tiffany likens schizophrenia to cancer - the constant and crippling pain have taken their toll. This is an honest and revealing book. About the AuthorComing soon.
Tiffany Sutton, 2011
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Cognitive Therapy of Schizophrenia
Drawing on the authors' decades of work in the field, this practical volume presents an evidence-based cognitive therapy approach for clients with schizophrenia. Guidelines are provided for collaborative assessment.
David G. Kingdon, Douglas Turkington, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SCHIZOPHRENIA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term schizophrenia is used in the context of the following news items.
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Smoking Linked to Schizophrenia
July 10, 2015 -- People with schizophrenia are three times more likely to smoke than those who don't have the mental health condition, a study published in ... «WebMD, Jul 15»
2
Prosecution questions why schizophrenia expert didn't record …
Gur met with the admitted gunman for a total of about 13 hours before opining that he has schizophrenia. Brauchler repeatedly asked Gur about the information ... «The Denver Channel, Jul 15»
3
Theater shooting trial: Defense calls star witness, Dr. Raquel Gur …
The defense team in the Aurora movie theater shooting trial called their star witness to the stand on Monday -- an expert on schizophrenia -- but she spent most ... «The Denver Channel, Jul 15»
4
Expert testifies father of girl accused of stabbing classmate also had …
Collins testified the early onset schizophrenia diagnosed in the girl may have a genetic basis. Collins said the girl's father suffered from a similar mental illness ... «Fox News, Jun 15»
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Do Creativity And Schizophrenia Share A Small Genetic Link? Maybe
Studies of more than 1 million Swedish people in 2011 and 2013 found that people who had close relatives with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder were much ... «NPR, Jun 15»
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Study: Cat Parasite Tied To Schizophrenia, Mental Illnesses
The cat-carried parasite is the most common in developed countries and can infect any warm-blooded species, according to the Schizophrenia Bulletin. «CBS Local, Jun 15»
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Son of John Nash who also suffers schizophrenia spotted at family …
Johnny, like his famous father, suffers from paranoid schizophrenia. Scroll down for video. Tragedy: John Charles Martin Nash (above with his father John in a ... «Daily Mail, May 15»
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Did John Nash's schizophrenia boost his 'beautiful mind'?
Sylvia Nasar, the biographer of the late John Nash, has often said the Nobel-winning economist did not "will" himself out of schizophrenia, but instead "aged out" ... «Washington Post, May 15»
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Clues To Autism, Schizophrenia Emerge From Cerebellum Research
A new understanding of the brain's cerebellum could lead to new treatments for people with problems caused by some strokes, autism and even schizophrenia. «NPR, Mar 15»
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'Defenceless' grandmother decapitated in supermarket by …
... Mills-Westley, 60, was shopping in a Chinese supermarket when she was attacked by Deyan Deyanov, 22, who was suffering from paranoid schizophrenia. «Metro, Feb 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Schizophrenia [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/schizophrenia>. Apr 2020 ».
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