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1.
Condition commonly mistaken for MPD (Multiple Personality Disorder). Schizophrenia like the name suggests means a split, but not a split in personality. Schizophrenia is a split in perception that causes an individual to become detached, isolated and remote from reality and from the rest of society. A person experiencing schizophrenia might see things in a way that he can only understand. He might also experience hallucinations such as hearing voices and seeing things, paranoia, feelings and thoughts of persecution and feeling like he is in another world.
I'm borderline schizophrenic.
by Gary Destruction July 19, 2003
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2.
A severe mental illness, often recurring and sometimes progressive, in which the behavior becomes withdrawn and out of character, the intellect and emotions deteriorate and hallucinations may occur.
"Yeah, my friend, Bob here is schizophrenic; watch what you do."
by DiiKaBaKa January 23, 2004
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3.
Characterized by delusions, hallucinations, incoherent speech, and illogical thinking. Formerly called "dementia praecox" by Emil Kraeplin, and renamed "schizophrenia" in 1911 by the Swiss psychiatrist Eugen Bleuler. About 1% of the adult population in the United States is affected by schizophrenia. The DSM-IV lists three specific types of schizophrenia: disorganized, catatonic, and paranoid.
Me, my uncle, and my great uncle.
by 905060606 October 11, 2004
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4.
Condition in which person's perception of reality differs from that of most others. Commonly believed to be an illness; in some instances this may be the case, but in others it may be that the person exists in a transcendent state that has not yet been defined or detected by science.
I live two lives. One is as a Web developer and programmer on a planet called Earth. The other is as an intergalactic diplomat from the Ammethane system. Both are equally real to me. Neither has adversely affected my existence as a functional being in the opposed reality. But most of you who read this would say I suffer from schizophrenia.
by Mystikan July 02, 2004
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5.
A mental disorder acquired through the combination of genetics and trauma or anguish. Characterized by a split from "normal reality." A classification in psychology for a person, of which, they know very little about. Marked indication of any person diagnosed with schizophrenia of becoming "lost" in their own brain. Possibly correlation between levels of consciousness and the barriers that exist between those levels functioning differently causing major confusing between what is actually "real" and what the mind has created, thus, allowing the subconscious and the conscious self to communicate directly, which does not happen to most people. A marked high sensitivity to electromagnetic fields and low frequency sounds and/or noise. Extreme adherence to beliefs in such things as aliens; conspiracy theory; religion and/or God; physics (oh, you mean you didn't know) Albert Einstein's son was schizophrenic; governmental eavesdropping and tracking; the supernatural; martyrdom; auras; gifts; signs and/or oracles; time travel; hallucinations; visual and/or auditory; and a higher purpose. A definite attitude of something being amiss or not right. A heightened sense of self awareness or being. Scattered creativity. A rejection of fundamental systematic and societal laws. Firm adherence to the truth being whatever you personally believe to be true. Self destructive and likely just as sane as you are.
Scenario 1

Guy #1 "E.T. revealed to me his singular purpose.
He said, "You are the Chosen One,
the One who will deliver the message.
A message of hope for those who choose to hear it
and a warning for those who do not."

Guy #2 wtf man?

Guy #1 Me. The Chosen One?
They chose me!!!
And I didn't even graduate from f**kin' high school."

Guy #2 whoa dude you must be schizophrenic. is that why you keep singing those Tool lyrics?

Guy #1 Shhhh don't tell anyone. It's a bad stigma and I keep hearing the word crazy by everyone who knows. I'm not insane dude. I just really like Tool and I have bad interference with electromagnetic fields in my brain.

Guy #2 What's an electromagnetic field dude?

Guy #1 Don't you know anything about physics?

Guy #2 That class is boring.

Guy #1 Yeah, because they don't teach you about the interesting parts. You have to learn those for yourself.

Guy #2 We should hang out more often dude, I like Tool too.

Scenario 2

Guy #1 I was diagnosed with schizophrenia. It's why I hear and see things you don't and I have a hard time functioning in this society because my brain rejects the fundamental teachings of this societal structure.

Guy #2 Does that mean you're on medication?

Guy #1 Yes, lots of medication, but it doesn't change a damn thing about this except that I have an easier time going to school and work in a day.

Guy #2 So you still hear those voices and see those things no one else sees even though you're on med's?

Guy #1 Yeah man. They can't do sh*t all about that. They can't completely change my perception.

Guy #2 Well, maybe some day when our technology and medication is advanced enough it can help people like you.

Guy #1 I have a gift but I wouldn't wish it upon my worst enemy.

by Starzee Valentine March 20, 2008
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6.
An invalid psychiatric diagnostic permanent label, which once attained often needlessly dooms the labelled to intervention which is harmful, stigma, problems with employment and other issues.

Research shows those with such problems fare better with alternative interventions than is usual in the West.
John was diagnosed with Schizophrenia at 18 years of age. He was hospitalised and forcebly injected with antipsychotic medication when he became agitated. His symptoms became manageable but has lost interest in everything that was important to him before, has not worked in the five years since and does not seek work. His consultant is happy he has not relapsed.
by Jamster81 October 01, 2010
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7.
a serious mental illness. a valid point. however, it is becoming clear that some instances of schizophrenia can be explained as the perfectly natural response of a sensitive, open-minded, deep-thinking, intelligent human being to being surrounded by braindead idiots in a society that wants you to be a braindead idiot, and punishes you for thinking for yourself.
Doctor: So, Louise, we believe you're suffering from schizophrenia. Tell us more about these delusions. Tell us why you believe you shouldn't have to wake up early every day to go somewhere you don't want to go, just so you can do something you don't want to do and don't even care about when you actually get there.

Liam: Because this is the only life I get you fuckin stupid little cunt.
by lsd-25 May 30, 2013
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