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  1. psychotic break

    Psychosis is a mental disorder caused by a person becoming disconnected from reality. Symptoms may include delusions and hallucinations, among other features. Additional symptoms are incoherent speech and behavior that is inappropriate for a given situation. There may also be sleep problems, social withdrawal, lack of motivation, and difficulties carrying out daily activities. Psychosis can have serious adverse outcomes.As with many psychiatric phenomena, psychosis has several different causes. These include mental illness, such as schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, sensory deprivation and in rare cases, major depression (psychotic depression). Other causes include: trauma, sleep deprivation, some medical conditions, certain medications, and drugs such as cannabis, hallucinogens, and stimulants. One type, known as postpartum psychosis, can occur after giving birth. The neurotransmitter dopamine is believed to play an important role. Acute psychosis is considered primary if it results from a psychiatric condition and secondary if it is caused by a medical condition or drugs. The diagnosis of a mental health condition requires excluding other potential causes. Testing may be done to check for central nervous system diseases, toxins, or other health problems as a cause.Treatment may include antipsychotic medication, psychotherapy, and social support. Early treatment appears to improve outcomes. Medications appear to have a moderate effect. Outcomes depend on the underlying cause. In the United States about 3% of people develop psychosis at some point in their lives. The condition has been described since at least the 4th century BC by Hippocrates and possibly as early as 1500 BC in the Egyptian Ebers Papyrus.


  1. Psychotic break

    A psychotic break occurs when a person experiences an episode of acute primary psychosis, generally for the first time, though it may also be after a significant symptom-free period.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of psychotic break in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of psychotic break in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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  1. William Reid:

    I don't believe he had a serious psychotic break prior to the shootings, he had the capacity to know that the shootings were highly illegal (and) knew beforehand his victims would suffer.

  2. De León:

    On any given day, we have people that are naked, running down the streets screaming and shouting at the top of their lungs, they're having a psychotic break, and we have normalized that by allowing them to slowly die on our streets.

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