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Topic: PSYCHOLOGY, PSYCHIATRY

Date: 1900-2000
Language: German
Origin: schizophrenie, from Greek schizo- 'split' (from schizein; SCHISM) + phren 'mind'

schizophrenia

noun
     
schiz‧o‧phre‧ni‧a [uncountable]
MP a serious mental illness in which someone's thoughts and feelings are not based on what is really happening around them
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