schizotypal


schizotypal
schizo·ty·pal .skit-sə-'tī-pəl adj characterized by, exhibiting, or being patterns of thought, perception, communication, and behavior suggestive of schizophrenia but not of sufficient severity to warrant a diagnosis of schizophrenia <\schizotypal personality>

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adj.
describing a condition characterized by cold aloof feelings, eccentricities of behaviour, odd ways of thinking and talking, and occasional short periods of intense illusions, hallucinations, or delusion-like ideas. The condition, known as borderline schizophrenia, is similar to some aspects of schizophrenia and is more common in people who are genetically related to schizophrenics.

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schizo·ty·pal (skit″so-tiґpəl) exhibiting eccentricities in behavior and communication style, and decreased ability to form social relationships, similar to those of schizophrenia but less severe. See schizotypal personality disorder, under disorder.

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