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psy·cho·sis

 (sī-kō′sĭs)
n. pl. psy·cho·ses (-sēz)
An acute or chronic mental state marked by loss of contact with reality, disorganized speech and behavior, and often hallucinations or delusions, seen in certain mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, and other medical disorders.

psychosis

(saɪˈkəʊsɪs)
n, pl -choses (-ˈkəʊsiːz)
(Psychiatry) any form of severe mental disorder in which the individual's contact with reality becomes highly distorted. Compare neurosis
[C19: New Latin, from psycho- + -osis]

psy•cho•sis

(saɪˈkoʊ sɪs)

n., pl. -ses (-sēz).
1. a mental disorder characterized by symptoms, as delusions or hallucinations, that indicate impaired contact with reality.
2. any severe form of mental disorder, as schizophrenia or paranoia.
[1840–50]

psy·cho·sis

(sī-kō′sĭs)
Plural psychoses (sī-kō′sēz)
A mental illness so severe that a person loses the ability to think logically, to communicate, and to relate to others. A person with a psychosis loses contact with reality and often shows dramatic changes in behavior. Psychoses can be caused by diseases affecting the brain.

psychotic (sī-kŏt′ĭk) adjective

psychosis

any severe mental disorder or disease. — psychotic, n., adj.
See also: Insanity
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.psychosis - any severe mental disorder in which contact with reality is lost or highly distorted
mental disease, mental illness, psychopathy - any disease of the mind; the psychological state of someone who has emotional or behavioral problems serious enough to require psychiatric intervention
delirium tremens, DTs - acute delirium caused by alcohol poisoning
paranoia - a psychological disorder characterized by delusions of persecution or grandeur
dementia praecox, schizophrenia, schizophrenic disorder, schizophrenic psychosis - any of several psychotic disorders characterized by distortions of reality and disturbances of thought and language and withdrawal from social contact
Translations
psychóza
psykoosi
psychoza
psihoză

psychosis

[saɪˈkəʊsɪs] N (psychoses (pl)) [saɪˈkəʊsiːz]psicosis f inv

psychosis

[saɪˈkəʊsɪs] [psychoses] [saɪˈkəʊsiːz] (pl) npsychose f

psychosis

n pl <psychoses> → Psychose f

psychosis

[saɪˈkəʊsɪs] n (psychoses (pl)) [saɪˈkəʊsiːz‘]psicosi f inv

psy·cho·sis

n. psicosis, trastorno mental severo de origen orgánico o emocional en el cual el paciente pierde contacto con la realidad y sufre de alucinaciones o aberraciones mentales;
alcoholic ______ alcohólica;
depressive ______ depresiva;
drug ______ por drogas;
manic-depressive ______ maníaco depresiva;
organic ______ orgánica;
senile ______ senil;
situational ______ situacional;
toxic ______ tóxica;
traumatic ______ traumática.

psychosis

n (pl -ses) psicosis f
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We may with James accept visceral and organic sensations and the memories and associations of them as contributory to primitive emotion, but we must regard them as re-enforcing rather than as initiating the psychosis.
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Integrated, patient-centered treatment delivered earlier in people with first-episode psychosis lead to better outcomes than standard community care, primary results from the RAISE study have shown.
The mum-of-two received the treatment as a 17-year-old suffering severe depression, delusions and psychosis.
Taking fish oil capsules for just three months can stave off psychosis for years, a small study finds.
Tools that enable prevention and early intervention are therefore crucial on the road to recovery, especially for illnesses such as psychosis.
TEENAGE boys and young men who smoke cannabis are four times more likely to be treated for psychosis than girls or women.
ISLAMABAD -- Smoking tobacco is associated with an increased risk of developing psychosis, such as schizophrenia, according to a new study.
For approximately one to two in 1,000 women, the rapid onset of psychotic symptoms as seen in postpartum psychosis (PP) exacerbate this further (Kendall, 1987).
Hamad Medical Corporation's (HMC) Psychiatry Department has introduced an innovative tool to train its doctors to enhancing the treatment and care of patients experiencing psychosis.
Although among the most severe mental illnesses seen by medics, if treated promptly, postpartum psychosis has one of the best prognoses.