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Psychosis

Psychosis: Introduction

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

Treatments for Psychosis

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Psychosis?

Psychosis: Related Patient Stories

Psychosis: Deaths

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Alternative Treatments for Psychosis

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed in various sources as possibly beneficial for Psychosis may include:

  • Belladonna homeopathic remedy
  • Stramonium homeopathic remedy
  • Hyoscyamus homeopathic remedy
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Psychosis: Complications

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Causes of Psychosis

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Disease Topics Related To Psychosis

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Psychosis: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Psychosis

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ADHD under-diagnosed in adults: Although the over-diagnoses of ADHD in children is a well-known controversy, the reverse side related to adults. Some adults can...read more »

Bipolar disorder misdiagosed as various conditions by primary physicians: Bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder) often fails to be diagnosed correctly by...read more »

Eating disorders under-diagnosed in men: The typical patient with an eating disorder is female. The result is that men with eating disorders often fail to be diagnosed or have a delayed diagnosis. See misdiagnosis of...read more »

Depression undiagnosed in teenagers: Serious bouts of depression can be undiagnosed in teenagers. The "normal" moodiness of teenagers can cause severe medical depression to...read more »

Undiagnosed anxiety disorders related to depression: Patients with depression (see symptoms of depression) may also have undiagnosed anxiety disorders (see symptoms of anxiety disorders). Failure to diagnose...read more »

Psychosis: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Psychosis

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Psychosis: Rare Types

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Research about Psychosis

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Statistics for Psychosis

Psychosis: Broader Related Topics

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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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