One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
In early use: insanity, madness Later: specifically mental illness with prominent paranoid or other delusional symptoms; paranoid schizophrenia.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in British and Foreign Medico-chirurgical Review. From para- + ancient Greek ϕρήν phren + -ia, after French paraphrénie.
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