True psychosis usually involves severe symptoms such as delusions and/or paranoia.
The common belief that anyone who goes crazy or is aggressive must be psychotic
is not strictly correct in medical terminology.
Psychotic disorders focus mainly on the symptoms where the person is detached from reality,
and the main such symptoms are delusions and paranoia. ...more »
Symptoms of Psychosis
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Treatments for Psychosis
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Alternative Treatments for Psychosis
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Misdiagnosis and Psychosis
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in children is a well-known controversy, the reverse side related to adults.
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Eating disorders under-diagnosed in men: The typical patient with
an eating disorder is female.
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Depression undiagnosed in teenagers: Serious bouts of depression can be
undiagnosed in teenagers.
The "normal" moodiness of teenagers can cause severe medical depression
to be overlooked....read more »
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Article Excerpts about Psychosis
A person who is psychotic is out of touch with reality. People with
psychosis may hear "voices" or have strange and illogical ideas (for
example, thinking that others can hear their thoughts, or are trying to
harm them, or that they are the President of the United States or some
other famous person). They may get excited or angry for no apparent
reason, or spend a lot of time by themselves, or in bed, sleeping during
the day and staying awake at night. The person may neglect appearance, not
bathing or changing clothes, and may be hard to talk to--barely talking or
saying things that make no sense. They often are initially unaware that
their condition is an illness. (Source: excerpt from Medications: NIMH)
Definitions of Psychosis:
Any severe mental disorder in which contact with reality is lost or highly distorted
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)
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