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I've been called 'musically schizophrenic,' and some people think that's a cool thing.
Gary Clark, Jr.

Meaning of "schizophrenic" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SCHIZOPHRENIC

schizophrenic  [ˌskɪtsəʊˈfrɛnɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SCHIZOPHRENIC

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Schizophrenic can act as a noun and an adjective.
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.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES SCHIZOPHRENIC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

schizophrenic

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 schizophrenic in the English dictionary

The first definition of schizophrenic in the dictionary is exhibiting symptoms of schizophrenia. Other definition of schizophrenic is experiencing or maintaining contradictory attitudes, emotions, etc. Schizophrenic is also a schizophrenic person.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SCHIZOPHRENIC


allergenic
ˈæləˈdʒɛnɪk
anthropogenic
ˌænθrəpəʊˈdʒɛnɪk
antigenic
ˌæntɪˈdʒɛnɪk
carcinogenic
ˌkɑːsɪnəˈdʒɛnɪk
chromogenic
ˌkrəʊməˈdʒɛnɪk
comedogenic
ˌkɒmɪdəˈdʒɛnɪk
cryogenic
ˌkraɪəˈdʒɛnɪk
erogenic
ˌɛrəˈdʒɛnɪk
genic
ˈdʒɛnɪk
hebephrenic
ˌhiːbɪˈfrɛnɪk
Hellenic
hɛˈlɛnɪk
hypoallergenic
ˈhaɪpəʊˌæləˈdʒɛnɪk
mitogenic
ˌmaɪtəʊˈdʒɛnɪk
myogenic
ˌmaɪəˈdʒɛnɪk
pathogenic
ˌpæθəˈdʒɛnɪk
photogenic
ˌfəʊtəˈdʒɛnɪk
phrenic
ˈfrɛnɪk
sirenic
saɪˈrɛnɪk
transgenic
trænzˈdʒɛnɪk
xenic
ˈzɛnɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SCHIZOPHRENIC

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

WORDS THAT END LIKE SCHIZOPHRENIC

androgenic
angiogenic
arsenic
atherogenic
biogenic
eirenic
hygienic
irenic
mutagenic
oncogenic
orogenic
osteogenic
polygenic
pyogenic
pyrogenic
scenic
splenic
subphrenic
teratogenic
tumorigenic

Synonyms and antonyms of schizophrenic in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «schizophrenic» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SCHIZOPHRENIC

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

Translator English - Chinese

精神分裂症的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

esquizofrénico
570 millions of speakers

English

schizophrenic
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पागलपन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

فُصَاميّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

шизофреничный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

esquizofrênico
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সিজোফ্রেনিয়া আক্রান্ত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

schizophrène
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Skizofrenia
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

schizophren
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

統合失調症の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

정신분열증의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Skizofrenia
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bị bệnh tâm thần phân liệt
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஸ்கிசோஃப்ரினிக்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्किझोफ्रेनीक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

şizofrenik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

schizofrenico
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

schizofreniczny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

шизофренік
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

schizofrenic
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σχιζοφρενικός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

skisofreniese
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

schizofren
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

schizofren
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of schizophrenic

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SCHIZOPHRENIC»

The term «schizophrenic» is quite widely used and occupies the 45.340 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SCHIZOPHRENIC» OVER TIME

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

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10 QUOTES WITH «SCHIZOPHRENIC»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word schizophrenic.
1
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.
2
Lester Bangs
I'm really schizophrenic about that, because on the one hand I would say, yes there is, there's something inherently, even violent about it, it's wild and raw and all this.
3
Michael Buble
It turns out that I'm far too schizophrenic musically for people to categorize me. I think people judge me a lot before they ever really know who I am.
4
Nicolas Cage
There's a fine line between the Method actor and the schizophrenic.
5
Bruce Campbell
Actors who say they can dive inside a character are either schizophrenic or lying.
6
Gary Clark, Jr.
I've been called 'musically schizophrenic,' and some people think that's a cool thing.
7
Bob Colacello
The funny thing about me is I'm kind of schizophrenic, because after four or five nights in a row of going out to parties, I just have to be alone. I hate people and feel like they're keeping me from what I really want to do, like write a fabulous novel, which I probably never will.
8
Ray Combs
Never get into an argument with a schizophrenic person and say, 'Who do you think you are?'
9
Matt Dillon
I think playing somebody who's schizophrenic is such a lesson as an actor. It gets you totally out of your comfort zone, because you can't rely on your technique, your external stuff. You've really gotta look inward, in a way.
10
Griffin Dunne
I've always been schizophrenic; I've never been interested in limiting myself.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SCHIZOPHRENIC»

Discover the use of schizophrenic in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to schizophrenic and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Growing Up with a Schizophrenic Mother
Brown and Roberts then present suggestions for treatment of affected children aimed at psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, counselors, and health care providers.
Margaret J. Brown, Doris Parker Roberts, 2000
2
Memowars of a Schizophrenic
"I hear voices in my head they come to me they understand, the talk to me and this is what they say…. Have you ever wondered what goes on in the head of a schizophrenic? Then this book is for you.
R. Van Niekerk, 2012
3
Families of Schizophrenic Patients: Cognitive Behavioural ...
Using a cognitive behavioural framework, this study describes methods of assessing and intervening with the families of schizophrenics.
Christine Barrowclough, Nicholas Tarrier, 1992
4
Delusionalism: the Collected Ramblings of a Schizophrenic
Celebrate the collected texts of schizophrenic author Wolgang X. Cozmo. This anthology comprises the majority of Cozmo's work from 2000-2010 and creates a dark, yet humurous landscape of a gloriously jilted mind.
Mike Hedrick, 2010
5
How to Become a Schizophrenic: The Case Against Biological ...
“…demonstrates the physical, psychological, and social harm resulting from the label schizophrenic and the continuous need to reexamine the underpinnings and attitudes of psychiatry.” —Booklist “Of all the books written about ...
John Modrow, 2003
6
Modern Psychoanalysis of the Schizophrenic Patient: Theory ...
What Freud called the "stone wall" was first breached by this pioneering psychiatrist and psychoanalyst with this seminal work in 1969.
Hyman Spotnitz, 2004
7
Schizophrenic in Japan: An American Ex-pat's Guide to ...
"Mike Rogers is a one-man United Nations.
Mike Rogers, 2005
8
Schizophrenic Speech: Making Sense of Bathroots and Ponds ...
This book reviews our knowledge of the incoherent speech which can present as a symptom of schizophrenia. This is one of the most researched symptoms in the disorder.
P. J. McKenna, Tomasina M. Oh, 2005
9
Schizophrenic
Tom believes this book will appeal to both Christians and non-Christians, specifically in regard to those who are seeking matters pertaining to spiritual lives and religious experiences.
Tom Miyashiro, 2006
10
Farragoes: Stories from a Schizophrenic Perspective
A dedicated dreamer emigrates to a Matrix-like future. Four tales from a schizophrenic perspective, written by a practising schizophrenic. Don't let the book's length fool you about its entertainment value!
Miki Kocic, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SCHIZOPHRENIC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term schizophrenic is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Schizophrenic man Michael Meanza arrested after woman was …
A schizophrenic man has been arrested after a woman in her 30s was allegedly murdered while working at a hostel for vulnerable adults in London. Police were ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
2
Christian Slater on reconnecting with his 'manic-depressive …
Slater describes his father as a "manic-depressive schizophrenic" with whom it was difficult to connect. "He's always had trouble — he was a fantastic actor and ... «Fox News, Jun 15»
3
Sperm Bank Calls Schizophrenic Sperm Donor Lawsuit 'Baseless'
Atlanta-based sperm bank Xytex has fired back at a Canadian couple's lawsuit over inaccurate information provided about the sperm donor who fathered their ... «People Magazine, Apr 15»
4
Canadian couple sues sperm bank, allege donor was schizophrenic
It was only years after the birth of their son that the Port Hope, Ont., couple learned they hadn't been told their donor was a schizophrenic college dropout with a ... «CTV News, Apr 15»
5
Lesbian couple sue Xytex Corp claiming 'high IQ' donor was actually …
A lesbian couple are suing a Georgia sperm bank for false advertising - claiming their 'PhD student, eloquent-speaking' donor turned out to be a schizophrenic ... «Daily Mail, Apr 15»
6
Public defender says man accused of killing grandmother is …
Phillips told the judge that Campbell is a paranoid schizophrenic, and the judge granted him permission to record their conversations in jail. In court, Campbell ... «WESH Orlando, Mar 15»
7
Would-be California militant is schizophrenic, lawyer says
A California man accused of trying to cross into Canada to eventually join the Islamic State militant group has been diagnosed as schizophrenic, his lawyer said ... «Reuters, Dec 14»
8
Schizophrenic murderer 'possessed by the devil' freed from prison to …
The paranoid schizophrenic pleaded guilty to manslaughter yesterday and was sentenced to life with a minimum term of 20 years. He had developed an interest ... «Mirror.co.uk, Nov 14»
9
Christie Blatchford: Luka Magnotta was schizophrenic during killing …
MONTREAL — A forensic psychiatrist who formally assessed Luka Magnotta with a view to his criminal responsibility says he is undeniably a schizophrenic and ... «National Post, Nov 14»
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Christie Blatchford: Luka Magnotta seems more an anxious neurotic …
... far forming of Luka Rocco Magnotta is not of a gravely mentally ill schizophrenic, but of an anxious neurotic who was usually on the hunt for prescription drugs. «National Post, Nov 14»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Schizophrenic [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/schizophrenic>. Feb 2020 ».
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