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A [[mental ]] disorder characterised by gross impairment in [[reality ]] testing as evidenced by [[delusions]], [[hallucinations]], markedly incoherent [[speech ]] or disorganised and agitated [[behaviour ]] without [[apparent ]] [[awareness ]] on the part of the [[patient ]] of the incomprehensibility of his behaviour, the term is also used in a more general [[sense ]] to refer to mental disorders in which mental functioning is sufficiently impaired as to interfere grossly with the [[patients ]] capacity to meet the ordinary [[demands ]] of [[life]].
Historically, the term has been applied to many [[conditions]], for example manic depressive [[psychosis]], that were first described in [[psychotic ]] patients, although many patients with the disorder are not judged psychotic.
a severe mental disorder in which [[thought ]] and emotions are so impaired that contact is lost with [[external ]] reality
[[Psychoses ]] is a severe mental disorder in which the person experiences delusions, hallucinations, breaks from reality, and a variety of [[other ]] extreme behavioral disturbances. This is severe enough that the person typically has to be institutionalized.
A severe [[psychological ]] [[disturbance ]] that generally requires hospitalization of the person.
serious mental disorder in which [[perception ]] of reality and ability to [[communicate ]] is impaired. Can be [[biological ]] or emotional in origin.
a mental disorder characterized by [[symptoms]], such as delusions or hallucinations, that indicate impaired contact with reality.
any severe [[form ]] of mental disorder, as [[schizophrenia ]] or [[paranoia]].
A severe mental disorder, with or without [[organic ]] damage, characterized by derangement of [[personality ]] and [[loss ]] of contact with reality and causing deterioration of normal [[social ]] functioning.
: a serious mental disorder (as schizophrenia) characterized by defective or lost contact with reality often with hallucinations or delusions
n : any severe mental disorder in which contact with reality is lost or highly distorted
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