from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Abbreviations of phrenological;
  • [lowercase or cap.] of phrenology.
  • n. The thinking principle, or power of thought and perception; mind.
  • n. The diaphragm. See phrenic.


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  • (Barddas.) “Tri phren rhydd yn forest y brenhin; pren crib eglwys; a phren peleidyr a elont yn rhaid y brenhin; a _phren elawr_.”

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  • Schizophrenia, from the Greek roots schizein (σχίζειν, "to split") and phrēn, phren - (φρήν, φρεν -, "mind"), is a psychiatric diagnosis that describes a mental illness characterized by impairments in the perception or expression of reality, most commonly manifesting as auditory hallucinations, paranoid or bizarre delusions or disorganized speech and thinking in the context of significant social or occupational dysfunction.

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  • There is lack of insight in behavior • Dx: late adolescence and early adulthood - 15-25 y.o. (men); 25-35 y.o. (women) • Obsolete term: dementia praecox = "cognitive deterioration early in life" • Eugene Bleuler: schiz "split"; phren "mind" SCHIZOPHRENIA

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