If you are schizophrenic, you suffer from a mental disorder that includes auditory hallucinations 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 is still sometimes used to refer 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. adjective
    of or relating to or characteristic of schizophrenia
    synonyms: schizoid
  2. adjective
    suffering from some form of schizophrenia
    schizophrenic patients”
    afflicted with or characteristic of mental derangement
  3. noun
    someone who is afflicted with schizophrenia
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    type of:
    psycho, psychotic, psychotic person
    a person afflicted with psychosis
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