Psychosis

Psychosis (from the Greek ψυχή psyche, `mind/soul`, and -ωσις -osis, `abnormal condition or derangement`) refers to an abnormal condition of the mind, and is a generic psychiatric term for a mental state often described as involving a `loss of contact with reality`. People suffering from psychosis are described as psychotic. Psychosi...
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Psychosis

• (n.) Any vital action or activity. • (n.) A disease of the mind; especially, a functional mental disorder, that is, one unattended with evident organic changes.
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psychosis

<psychiatry> A mental disorder characterised by gross impairment in reality testing as evidenced by delusions, hallucinations, markedly incoherent speech or disorganised and agitated behaviour without apparent awareness on the part of the patient of the incomprehensibility of his behaviour, the term is also used in a more general sense to ref...
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Psychosis

(Gr. psychosis, a giving of life or soul) (a) In the general sense, psychosis designates any mental or psychical process, just as a neurosis, in the wide sense is any neural process. (b) In the restricted sense, psychosis designates a pathological condition of mind, just as 'neurosis' is an abnormal condition of the nervous system. -- L.W.
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psychosis

(psych- + -osis) a mental disorder characterized by gross impairment in reality testing as evidenced by delusions, hallucinations, markedly incoherent speech, or disorganized and agitated behaviour without apparent awareness on the part of the patient of the incomprehensibility of his behaviour; the term is also used in a more general sense to refe...
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psychosis

(si-ko´sis) pl. psycho´ses a state in which a person's mental capacity to recognize reality, communicate, and relate to others is impaired, thus interfering with the capacity to deal with life demands. Mental disorders in which psychotic symptoms may be present include mood disorders, schizophrenia, brief psychotic disor...
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psychosis

noun any severe mental disorder in which contact with reality is lost or highly distorted
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Psychosis

[journal] ``Psychosis: Psychological, Social and Integrative Approaches`` is a triannual peer-reviewed medical journal published by Routledge on behalf of the International Society for the Psychological Treatments of the Schizophrenias and other Psychoses. The main scope of the journal is research focused on the psychological treatments of ...
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psychosis

[Noun] A state of severe mental illness.
Example: As a young man, Robin suffered a psychosis that left him unable to take care of himself.
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Psychosis

Psy·cho'sis noun [ New Latin See Psycho- .] 1. Any vital action or activity. Mivart. 2. (Medicine) A disease of the mind; especially, a functional mental disorder, that is, one unattended with evident organic changes.
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Psychosis

a broad medical term used to describe a loss of contact with reality that involves hallucinations and/or delusions.
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Psychosis

a mental disorder in which a serious inability to think, perceive, and judge clearly causes loss of touch with reality
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Psychosis

A mental state in which someone may show confused thinking, think that people are watching them, and see, feel, or hear things that other people cannot.
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Psychosis

A psychosis is a medical condition with a biological cause. A psychosis is understood from the biological point of view as having been caused by damage/disease/accident to a person`s physiology and/or genetics. Psychoses (plural) include severe mental disorders characterised by extreme impairment of a person's ability to think clearly, respond emot...
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psychosis

A serious mental disorder in which a person loses contact with reality and experiences hallucinations or delusions.
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psychosis

a serious mental illness.
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psychosis

A severe mental disorder in which a person loses the ability to recognize reality or relate to others. The person is not able to cope with the demands of everyday life. Symptoms include being paranoid, having false ideas about what is taking place or who one is, and seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there.
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Psychosis

A severe symptom of psychiatric disorders characterized by an inability to perceive reality. Psychosis can occur in many conditions, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, and drug-induced states.
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Psychosis

A term applied generally to any kind of mental disorder.
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psychosis

Any major mental disorder characterized by derangement of the personality and loss of contact with reality.
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Psychosis

Any major mental disorder that involves change of personality and loss of contact with reality. This
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psychosis

any of several major mental illnesses that can cause delusions, hallucinations, serious defects in judgment and insight, defects in the thinking ... [9 related articles]
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Psychosis

Condition in which a person's perception of reality becomes distorted, often accompanied by delusions and/or hallucinations.
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psychosis

General term for a serious mental disorder in which the individual commonly loses contact with reality and may experience hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that do not exist) or delusions (fixed false beliefs). For example, in a paranoid psychosis, an individual may believe that others are plotting against him or her. A major type of psychos...
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Psychosis

Mental state involving hallucinations (disturbances of perception) and/or delusions (false yet strongly held personal beliefs that result from an inability to separate real from unreal experiences).
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