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pseudoneurotic schizophrenia

Putative type of schizophrenia originating in psychoanalytic theory, based on the presumption that the psychopathology, (including pan-anxiety and pan-neurosis) arises from neurotic defense mechanisms. The original concept may have approximated what we now call borderline personality disorder, but some nomenclatures still use the original term for what some may consider a distinct syndrome. The original concept also included episodic micropsychosis.