any severe mental disorder in which contact with reality is lost or highly distorted
A severe mental disorder, sometimes with physical damage to the brain, marked by a deranged personality and a distorted view of reality.
Origin: From or from ψύχωσις.
any vital action or activity
a disease of the mind; especially, a functional mental disorder, that is, one unattended with evident organic changes
Origin: [NL. See Psycho-.]
Psychosis 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. Psychosis is the term given to the more severe forms of psychiatric disorder, during which hallucinations and/or delusions, violence and impaired insight may occur. The term "psychosis" is very broad and can mean anything from relatively normal aberrant experiences through to the complex and catatonic expressions of schizophrenia and bipolar type 1 disorder. Moreover a wide variety of central nervous system diseases, from both external substances and internal physiologic illness, can produce symptoms of psychosis. This led many professionals to say that psychosis is not specific enough as a diagnostic term. Despite this, the term "psychosis" is generally given to noticeable deficits in normal behavior and more commonly to diverse types of hallucinations or delusional beliefs. Someone exhibiting very obvious signs may be described as "frankly psychotic", whereas one exhibiting very subtle signs could be classified in the category of an "attenuated psychotic risk syndrome".
The numerical value of Psychosis in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of Psychosis in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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There is fear psychosis here.
He was not suffering from acute psychosis.
Other people have a nationality. The Irish and the Jews have a psychosis.
We need to do something so that they don't die, don't kill themselves, don't kill others, and don't get psychosis so they can mature out and get out.
Excess dopamine is the best biological explanation we have for psychotic illnesses, it's possible that nicotine exposure, by increasing the release of dopamine, causes psychosis to develop.
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