Any of a group of psychotic illnesses involving delusions, distinct from paranoia and schizophrenia.
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  • Paraphrenia — is a particularly paranoid form of schizophrenia occurring in the elderly as opposed to adolescents. It is thought to be caused by abnormalities in the tau protein, which is also linked to some cases of Alzheimers disease.These abnormalities can… …   Wikipedia

  • Paraphrenia —    Karl Kahlbaum coined the term in his Classification of Psychiatric Diseases (Die Gruppirung der psychischen Krankheiten, 1863), to mean both hebephrenia in the young (see Schizophrenia: Emergence) and the dementia of the elderly; his idea was… …   Historical dictionary of Psychiatry

  • paraphrenia — para·phre·nia frē nē ə n 1) the group of paranoid disorders 2) any of the paranoid disorders also SCHIZOPHRENIA * * * n. a mental disorder characterized by systematic delusion and prominent hallucination but without any other marked symptoms of… …   Medical dictionary

  • paraphrenia — n. distortion of intellect, type of schizophrenia …   English contemporary dictionary

  • paraphrenia — para·phre·nia …   English syllables

  • paraphrenia — n. an obsolete name for late onset schizophrenia …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • paraphrenia —   n. the group of paranoid illnesses …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • paraphrenia — noun a form of schizophrenia characterized by delusions (of persecution or grandeur or jealousy); symptoms may include anger and anxiety and aloofness and doubts about gender identity; unlike other types of schizophrenia the patients are usually… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Парафрения (Paraphrenia) — психическое расстройство, характеризующееся систематизированным бредом и галлюцинациями при отсутствии каких либо других явных симптомов психического заболевания. Утрата контакта с окружающей действительностью проявляется у человека только в виде …   Медицинские термины

  • парафрения — (paraphrenia; пара + греч. phren ум, разум; син. синдром парафренный) сочетание систематизированного или несистематизированного фантастического бреда (преследования, величия и др.), имеющего нередко ретроспективный характер, с психическими… …   Большой медицинский словарь

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