Definition of Psychosis

1. Noun. Any severe mental disorder in which contact with reality is lost or highly distorted.




Definition of Psychosis

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Definition of Psychosis

1. Noun. (psychology) A severe mental disorder, sometimes with physical damage to the brain, marked by a deranged personality and a distorted view of reality. ¹

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Definition of Psychosis

1. [n -CHOSES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Psychosis

psychopolitical
psychopolitics
psychopomp
psychopomps
psychorubin
psychos
psychoses
psychosine
psychosines
psychosiphobia
psychosis (current term)
psychosocial
psychosocially
psychosociological
psychosociology
psychosomatic
psychosomatic disorder
psychosomatically
psychosomatician
psychosomaticians
psychosomaticist
psychosomaticists
psychosomatics
psychospiritual
psychostimulant

Literary usage of Psychosis

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1. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"The same psychosis is sometimes met with, it is said, in the entire absence of neuritic phenomena. The syndrome is usually easy to recognize, ..."

2. Neurosyphilis by Elmer Ernest Southard, Harry Caesar Solomon (1917)
"Accordingly, the diagnosis of manic-depressive psychosis might well have been rendered. The fact that the psychosis so far as known began in the involution ..."

3. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1915)
"... defective basis or alcoholic psychosis on a praecox basis. A large number of the cases consisted, of course, of attacks of manic- depressive psychoses. ..."

4. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1915)
"2 Arteriosclerotic dementia and infection-exhaustion Senile dementia and alcoholic psychosis Senile dementia and infection-exhaustion psychosis Psychopathic ..."

5. Diseases of the nervous system by Smith Ely Jelliffe, William Alanson White (1917)
"The psychosis runs an acute course of about three days and usually terminates by a long sleep in recovery. Ten to 15 per cent. die. Treatment. ..."

6. The Unsound Mind and the Law: A Presentation of Forensic Psychiatry by George W. Jacoby (1918)
"The psychosis begins and is accompanied by pronounced affects of fear, during which the patients, tormented by voices, not infrequently appeal to the police ..."

7. Wisconsin Medical Journal by State Medical Society of Wisconsin (1908)
"... published his first article descriptive of what has been termed by various writers as "Korsakoff's psychosis," or ''Korsakoff's Syndrome. ..."

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