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The psychic break from reality. The inability to distinguish between reality and fantasy; fantasy being the construct of distorted perception, thought and/or hallucinations.

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Does AD(H)D increase the risk of (drug induced) psychosis?

I read that patients with ADD can exhibit a hypersensitivity of dopamine in the mesolimbic area and a hyposensitivity of dopamine in the prefrontal cortex which makes them more susceptible to ...
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Would it be possible to directly block dopamine release in the mesolimbic area?

Thinking about the treatment of (drug induced) psychosis I'm having the following thoughts. Drug induced psychosis makes up for 25% - 50% of cases of patients experiencing psychosis . Nevertheless ...
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Can a person have a imaginary friend as some kind of hallucination or pychosis?

If a person were to experience some kind of mental trauma, could their brain unconsciously create a friend that only they could hear, see and physically feel, to help them cope?
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I'm trying to remember the title of a book of case histories

Ages ago, I read a book written by a mental health professional, probably a psychiatrist, and I can't seem to recall the title. I'm hoping someone here can help. It was a book of case histories. The ...
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Can psychosis and dissociation coexist in a single episody?

Internet is plentifull of information about the differences between dissociation and psychosis, but I don't find any article that say if they can coexist in a single episody. Psychosis is when people ...
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Why do antipsychotics bind to D2-like instead of D1-like receptors?

My understanding is that: The dopamine hypothesis of schizophrenia states that the positive symptoms are a result of excessive neurotransmission of dopamine in the mesolimbic pathway. D1-like ...
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How common is it to include unmedicated patients in first episode psychosis (or any type of psychosis) studies?

Is anyone familiar with this open access study? Radua, J., Borgwardt, S., Crescini, A., Mataix-Cols, D., Meyer-Lindenberg, A., McGuire, P. K., & Fusar-Poli, P. (2012). Multimodal meta-analysis of ...
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Difference between psychosis and schizophrenia

Can you please illustrate the difference between the psychosis and the schizophrenia?
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Can a person with delusions completely acknowledge their delusions

I wanted to ask a question for a story I'm writing; Can a person with delusions completely acknowledge that they have delusions? For example, if someone claims that for a long time he believed ...
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Why would psychotic symptoms return 8 months after stopping seroquel instead of immediately? [closed]

I have a friend who experienced a cannabis induced psychosis about 5 years ago. He was on seroquel for about 4 years. However, since seroquel caused intense side effects, he decided to stop it cold ...
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What is the difference between psychosis and neurosis?

Given such a sentence by a Test of English as a Foreign Language textbook, Mental disorder include psychosis and neurosis. I googled and found a page In introduction, the pages says, Psychosis ...
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The interactions between hallucinations and reality in people with schizophrenia

A person with schizophrenia sees a door become open, while in reality it's closed. What would he see when he tries to pass through the door? Bumps into an invisible obstacle. He sees the door become ...
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Do antipsychotics have a delayed onset of action similar to (monoamine) antidepressants?

I've been trying to understand the position of Steve Hyman (a former NIMH director), who has been amply quoted in an recent article in Quartz, saying among ohter things that There’s not “an iota of ...
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Can drugs cause a psychosis, or only unlock it?

There have been many reports, that recreational drug use can cause psychosis. Some cannabis users report experiencing psychosis (sometimes permanent) immediately after use. Some methamphetamine users ...
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How does Cannabis cause psychosis?

Whenever I research cannabis induced psychosis, I mostly get two types of results: 1) Cannabis causes psychosis directly and a bunch of other issues (mostly misleading propaganda) 2) There is no ...
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Is a drop in intellect necessary for one to be diagnosed with psychosis?

Some psychiatrists claim that when someone has psychosis, there is usually a drop in intellect. Does a drop in intellect always happen, or are the boundaries for psychosis not as discrete? Why are ...
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Are some of the new age proponents in psychosis? [closed]

Psychosis refers to an abnormal condition of the mind described as involving a "loss of contact with reality". -Wikipedia When I listen to person who practices new age, I often think that is the ...
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Do people who experience a psychotic episode ever go back to normal?

Do people who experience a fully blown psychotic episode ever go back to their pre-psychosis self?
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Are there first person accounts of monothematic delusions?

Monothematic delusions are delusions that concern a single topic (Davies et al. 2001). They are often the result of acquired brain damage and include the Delusional Misidentification Syndromes, such ...
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What is the most common form of delusional misidentification?

The delusional misidentification syndrome (DMS) is a condition in which a patient consistently misidentifies persons, places, objects, or events. Broome (2004) affirms that: The most common form of ...
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How to tell a diagnosis from an actual state?

Since diagnoses merely represent what a doctor is thinking, how can a mental patient know the difference between de facto "reality" and what decisions a doctor is planning? We know planning is not ...
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Do persons with autism have a bigger genetic predisposition to psychosis/schizophrenia?

Do people with autism or Asperger's syndrome have a higher genetic predisposition to psychosis or schizophrenia than that of healthy people?
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