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Psychosis (disambiguation)

Psychosis is a generic psychiatric term for a mental state characterized by loss of contact with reality.

Psychosis or psychotic may also refer to:

  • Brief psychotic disorder, The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR) describes brief psychotic disorder based primarily on duration of symptoms. DSM-IV defines brief psychotic disorder as an illness lasting from 1 day to 1 month, with an eventual return to the premorbid level of functioning [1]
  • Brief reactive psychosis, psychosis which can be triggered by an extremely stressful event in the life of a patient
  • Menstrual psychosis, abnormal behaviour linked to menstruation
  • Manic-depressive psychosis in bipolar disorder, especially manic episodes, can include psychotic features
  • Mystical psychosis, a term coined to characterize first-person accounts of psychotic experiences that are strikingly similar to reports of mystical experiences
  • Myxedematous psychosis, a relatively uncommon consequence of hypothyroidism or patients who have had the thyroid surgically removed
  • Occupational psychosis, the concept that one's occupation or career makes that person so biased that they could be described as psychotic
  • Postpartum psychosis, a group of mental illnesses with the sudden onset of psychotic symptoms following childbirth
  • Psychotic break, an occasion of a person experiencing an episode of acute primary psychosis, either for the first time or after a significant period of relative asymptomaticity
  • Psychotic depression, a type of depression that can include symptoms and treatments that are different from those of non-psychotic major depressive disorder
  • Shared psychosis, a psychiatric syndrome in which symptoms of a delusional belief are transmitted from one individual to another
  • Stimulant psychosis, a psychotic disorder that appears in some people who abuse stimulant drugs
  • Substance-induced psychosis, a form of substance-related disorder where psychosis can be attributed to substance use
  • Tardive psychosis, a form of psychosis distinct from schizophrenia and induced by the use of current (dopaminergic) antipsychotics by the depletion of dopamine and related to the known side effect caused by their long-term use, tardive dyskinesia

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This Video May Be An Example Of Psychosis As Well As Shared Psychotic Disorder. The Series Is Split Into Four Parts, Consisting Of Roughly 15 Minutes Each. The Footage Is Disturbing And Whether It Accurately Represents This Mental Illness Is Debatable, Because It Is Difficult To Diagnose.

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