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schizo

1. adjective, slang Of, relating to, or affected with schizophrenia. Potentially offensive. The doctors told us there was a high chance that he was schizo, and that it simply went undiagnosed for most of his life. I can't forget my schizo medication, or this trip will be a total disaster.
2. adjective, slang By extension, seriously mentally ill. Potentially offensive. The horror film puts the protagonist in a mental institution among the schizo patients.
3. adjective, offensive slang Very mentally unstable or unpredictable; swinging wildly between emotional states or reactions. My schizo teacher totally flipped out at us in class today. Her dad can be a little schizo sometimes—totally chill on some days, then a completely controlling jerk on others.
4. noun, slang A person who has schizophrenia. Potentially offensive. Ever since I was diagnosed as a schizo, I've finally been able to get the treatment I need.
5. noun, slang By extension, a person who has a serious mental illness. Potentially offensive. I tried to help the woman on the corner, but I think she was a schizo or something because she didn't seem to understand what I was saying.
6. noun, offensive slang Someone who is mentally unstable or unpredictable; one whose emotional states or reactions swing wildly or unpredictably. My boss is a total schizo. One day he's praising everything we're doing, the next he's screaming and shouting at us. Why are you getting so upset? God, why do you have to be such a schizo?

schizo

(ˈskɪzo and ˈskɪtso)
1. mod. schizophrenic. That gal is sort of schizo, isn’t she?
2. n. a schizophrenic person. That guy is an absolute schizo!
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HALLOWEEN'S ghoulish festivities have turned into a "dangerous" culture that brands the mentally ill as "psychos or schizos or freaks", a Government minister will warn today.
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Students will now work in groups to produce a storyboard of their own interpretation of Schizo and will be given two weeks to prepare a pitch presentation to a panel of judges including; Joe Chidanyika NHS health improvement specialist for mental health promotion, Jim Knight former ITV Tyne Tees and BBC newsroom presenter and freelance media producer, and someone who has a mental health problem.
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They watched a short promotional film called Schizo, which uses the techniques adapted by horror movies to get the hard-hitting message across and now they must take inspiration to produce their own version.
Opening track Bloodbath And Beyond sets the tone with all the subtlety of a flying anvil, while Jeffrey Dahmer, a song dedicated to the notorious American serial killer, and Dillinger Escape Plan vocalist Greg Puciato's schizo tirade on the outstanding Rise of the Fallen simply adds to the menace.
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Brian May with his wife Anita Picture: IAN WEST/PA; Schizo ...with identity obscured
Coroner Andre Re-bello was told that Mr Savin, a schizo phrenic, had a day earlier signed him self out of Broad-green hospital where he was a voluntary mental health patient.
Russian director Sergei Bodrov worked at Kazakh Film through the 1980s, and he's been back recently as producer and co-scripter on Gulshat Omarova's Cannes out-of-competition player "Schizo," which picked up best actor nom for Olzhas Nusuppaev at Tokyo.