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a health problem during which someone who was put in the hospital earlier due to substantial ailments and then declared as having schizophrenic disorder does not need hospitalization but still acts eccentrically and is unable to behave in a way that keeps with cultural expectations.

AMBULATORY SCHIZOPHRENIA: "Ambulatory schizophrenia is a common example of why deinstitutionalization was a bad idea in many people's opinions."

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