Science / Psychiatry / Acute Schizophrenia
Acute Schizophrenia: (a-cute skiz-o-fre-ne-ah) The height of symptoms of schizophrenia.
Chronic Schizophrenia: (kron-ik skiz-o-fre-ne-ah) A disorder in which the symptoms of schizophrenia persist long-term.
Catatonic Schizophrenia: (kat-a-ton-ik skiz-o-fre-ne-ah) Schizophrenia characterized by marked disturbance which may involve stupor, negativism, rigidity, excitement, or posturing.
Gradual-Onset Schizophrenia: Symptoms develop so slowly that it often takes a long period of time before the illness is obvious to the individual, his/her family, or his/her friends.
Paranoid Type Schizophrenia: Presence of prominent delusions and auditory hallucinations in an individual, where disorganized speech, disorganized behavior, or flat/inappropriate affect may not be prominent.
Schizophrenia: (skiz-o-fre-ne-ah) A common type of psychosis characterized by hallucinations and/or delusions, personality changes, withdrawal, and serious thought and speech disturbances.
Residual Schizophrenia: Blunted or inappropriate affect, social withdrawal, eccentric behavior, loose associations without prominent psychotic symptoms.
Acute Toxicity: The ability of a substance to cause harmful effects soon after a single exposure or dose. Also, any severe poisonous effect resulting from a single short-term exposure to a toxic substance. . . . View Full Definition
Acute: Of abrupt onset, in reference to a disease. Acute often also connotes an illness that is of short duration, rapidly progressive, and in need of urgent care.
Acute Disease: An acute disease is a disease with either a rapid onset or a short duration, or both. Acute is NOT synonymous with ‘severe’. cf. Chronic
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