schizophrenic

If you are schizophrenic, you suffer from schizophrenia, a mental disorder that include auditory hallucinations (you hear voices) and paranoid behavior.

Schizophrenics used to be thought to have "split personalities," and the roots of the word attests to that early understanding. The word schizophrenia combines the Greek skhizein "split" and phren "mind." Now, the disease is understood differently, but schizophrenic or the more casual schizoid refers to anything that changes erratically. A movie that's alternately enthralling and boring might be said to be schizophrenic in its pacing.

DEFINITIONS OF: schizophrenic

1

adj of or relating to or characteristic of schizophrenia

Synonyms:
schizoid

adj suffering from some form of schizophrenia

schizophrenic patients”
Synonyms
insane
afflicted with or characteristic of mental derangement

n someone who is afflicted with schizophrenia

Type of:
psycho, psychotic, psychotic person
a person afflicted with psychosis
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