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reactive schizophrenia

noun, Psychiatry.
1.
a type of schizophrenia of rapid onset and brief duration that occurs in response to environmental factors.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65
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reactive schizophrenia in Medicine

reactive schizophrenia n.
A severe form of schizophrenia that is distinguished from process schizophrenia by its more acute onset, greater correlation with environmental stress, and better prognosis.

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