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Schizophrenia , paranoid type refers to a type of Schizophrenia characterized by preoccupation with one or more bizarre delusions or with auditory hallucinations that are related to a particular theme of being persecuted or harassed.

Schizophrenia , residual type refers to a a type of Schizophrenia in which people who have previously been diagnosed as having Schizophrenia may no longer have prominent psychotic symptoms but still show some lingering signs of the disorder, such as emotional dullness, social withdrawal , eccentric behavior, or illogical thinking.

Schizophrenia , undifferentiated type refers to a type of Schizophrenia characterized by a complex of schizophrenic symptoms, such as delusions , hallucinations , incoherence, or disorganized behavior, that does not meet the criteria for other types of schizophrenia.

Schizophreniform disorder refers to a disorder characterized by psychotic symptoms that are essentially the same as those found in schizophrenia, except for the duration and chronic nature of the symptoms; specifically, symptoms usually last less than six (6) months; a psychotic disorder involving the symptoms of schizophrenia but lasting less than six (6) months. Moreover, Schizophreniform disorder refers to a psychotic disorder with symptoms similar to but less severe than those found in Schizophrenia which must last less than six (6) months, in contrast to symptoms in schizophrenia, which last more than six (6) months and must have prodromal, active, and residual phases.

schizophrenogenic mother refers to a cold, dominating, and rejecting parent who was thought to cause Schizophrenia in her offspring. This is according to an obsolete and unsupported theory .

schizotypal personality disorder referst to Cluster A (odd or eccentric) personality disorder involving a pervasive pattern of interpersonal deficits featuring acute discomfort with, and reduced capacity for, close relationships , as well as cognitive or perceptual distortions and eccentricities of behavior.

Schlimazel also spelled Shlimazel refers to someone prone to having extremely bad luck.

Schnorrer a slang that refers to a person who habitually takes advantage of the generosity of others; a parasite.

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