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Schadenfreude refers to pleasure derived from the misfortunes of others.

Schematic Propositional Associative and Analogic Representational Systems (SPAARS) refers to one of the most interesting multi-level theories of emotions put forward by Power and Dalgleish (1977). 

Schizoaffective disorder refers to a psychotic disorder involving the experience of a major depressive episode , a manic episode, or a mixed episode while also meeting the diagnostic criteria for schizophrenia. Schizoaffective disorder also refers to a psychotic disorder featuring symptoms of both schizophrenia and major mood disorder.

Schizoid personality disorder refers to a syndrome marked by a chronic lack of interest in and avoidance of interpersonal relationships as well as emotional coldness in interactions with others; a Cluster A personality disorder characterized by social withdrawal and/or odd or strange mannerisms; symptoms include magical thinking, ideas of reference, illusions, and derealization.

Schizophrenia refers to a psychotic mental disorder of unknown etiology characterized by disturbances in thinking, mood, and behavior.

Schizophrenia spectrum disorders is a term used by some researchers to characterize a continuum of disorders, including Schizophrenia, Schizoid personality disorder, and Schizotypal personality disorder .

Schizophrenia , catatonic type refers to a type of Schizophrenia characterized by a variety of bodily movement abnormalities.

Schizophrenia , disorganized type refers to a type of Schizophrenia characterized by a combination of symptoms, including disorganized speech and behavior and flat or inappropriate affect. Even delusions and hallucinations lack a coherent theme.

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