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Questions tagged [psychosis]

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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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?