A disease of the mind; especially, a functional mental disorder, that is, one unattended with evident organic changes.
The Condition"...Types of psychosis include ... Schizophrenia..."
Inability to distinguish reality from nonreality. Back to the top
A severe disturbance of the ability to interpret reality or to appreciate the actual qualities of the external world. May be due to organic or psychogenic causes.
A general term used to describe any of several mental disorders characterized by social withdrawal, distortions of reality, loss of contact with environment and disintegration of personality.
Psychosis is a psychiatric classification for a mental state in which the perception of reality is distorted. Persons experiencing a psychotic episode may experience hallucinations (often auditory or visual hallucinations), hold paranoid or delusional beliefs, experience personality changes and exhibit disorganized thinking. See also: Treatment
A mental disorder in which a serious inability to think, perceive, and judge clearly causes loss of touch with reality.
a mental disorder characterized by symptoms such as delusions or hallucinations that indicate an impaired conception of reality
Loss of contact with reality (most often evidenced as delusions or hallucinations), as can occur in severe cases of many kinds of mental disorders such as mania, major depression, or schizophrenia.
a category of mental disorder in which the patient has lost touch with the real world, and may suffer from delusions or hallucinations
A term used to describe the total mental condition of a person at a particular time.
An extreme derangement of the mind, due to mental illness, with total loss of judgment, memory and insight. It may be a temporary, intermittent or permanent condition.
Refers to any mental disorder characterized by severe distortion of thinking, comprehension, and judgment (i.e., mental capacity); impaired contact with reality; and abnormal emotional responses and disorganized behaviors. Symptoms may include false beliefs despite evidence to the contrary (delusions), such as fears of persecution; the perception of sounds, sights, or other sensations in the absence of external stimuli (hallucinations); apparent lack of emotion (affect); abnormal thought patterns; disorganized, incoherent speech; and/or agitated, aggressive behaviors. Psychosis may be of physical (i.e., organic) origin, such as due to brain damage, neurological diseases, underlying metabolic disorders, etc., or "functional," meaning that it is produced or caused by factors other than organic disease.
severe mental disturbance characterized by personality disintegration or some loss of contact with reality; schizophrenia is one form of psychosis.
A severe disorder of behaviour, feeling, and thinking. Contact with reality is impaired, and there may be hallucinations and delusions. The psychoses may be classified into "organic" (dementia) and "functional" (depression and schizophrenia). Both are very rare sequelae of blunt head injury.
A state that causes very serious disorganized thinking and total loss of reality. This state may cause auditory and/or visual hallucinations, delusions, and/or paranoia and may cause a consumer to become violent.
serious mental disorder in which perception of reality and ability to communicate is impaired. Can be biological or emotional in origin.
A serious mental illness (as schizophrenia) marked by loss of or greatly lessened ability to test whether what one is thinking and feeling about the real world is really true.
A mental disorder (psychotic disorder) in which the person experiences delusions and/or hallucinations. Sometimes a teen can do certain type of drugs that can cause these symptoms.
The Condition"...Types of psychosis include ... Manic-depression (bipolar disorder)..."
The inability to distinguish reality from non-reality and, in particular, the experience of hallucinations and delusions.
A term formerly used for any mental disorder, but now restricted to disturbances that cause personality disintegration and loss of contact with reality.
(Reber) 1. Originally, but now rarely, the total mental condition of a person at a specific moment. 2. A psychotic disorder.
A state in which a person's capacity for recognizing reality and communicating and interacting with others is impaired, thereby greatly diminishing the person's ability to deal with life's demands. May be associated with several mental disorders, and includes thought disorders (delusion), sensory perceptual alterations (hallucinations, illusions), and extremes of affect.
A group of symptoms in major mental illness that include loss of contact with reality, breakdown of normal social functioning, and extreme personality changes. Psychotic episodes may be short-lived or chronic and worsening. People affected may experience hallucinations, delusions, regressive behavior, and an inability to control impulses.
a bunch of those symptoms which causes me to lose touch with reality
a condition caused by a group of mental illnesses that affect the brain causing changes in thinking, emotion and behaviour
a condition where a person experiences some loss of contact with reality
a distortion of reality often combined with bizarre behaviour
a major psychiatric disorder characterized by the inability to tell what is real from what is not real
a mental illness in which a person cannot tell what is real from what is imagined
a serious mental disorder, one in which you become partially shut off from the world as it is perceived by other people
a severe mental illness in which insight was lost
a serious metal disorder, characterized by disturbance of the ability to cope with the environment and other people as well; its symptoms are: in inability to think properly, to interpret reality correctly, to communicate with others, to control oneself; it may be caused by a disease, aging or poisoning
A mental illness generally restricted to disturbances of such magnitude that there is personality disintegration and at times a loss of contact with reality. Characterized by delusions and hallucinations.
A symptom, state, or condition that may include delusions, hallucinations, unreasonable fears, withdrawing from friends and family, and problems with concentration.
This is a group of mental disorders that includes loss of contact with reality eg hallucinations or delusions and breakdown of normal social functioning and extreme personality changes. A psychotic episode may be short lived or chronic.
Refers to a type of major mental illness. Psychotic disorders have a medical basis and include schizophrenia as the most common form. Examples: hearing or seeing things that aren't real, very strange behavior, unusual thoughts or ideas. None.
A term formerly applied to any mental disorder but now generally restricted to those disturbances of such magnitude that there is a personality disintegration and loss of contact with reality.
Psychosis, or psychotic disorders, involves distorted perceptions of reality and irrational behaviour, often accompanied by hallucinations and delusions.
Mental illness in which people lose touch with reality and may experience hallucinations and delusions. Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder are two important psychoses.
Refers to a mental state in which a person experiences distortion in or a loss of contact with reality.
Widely-used and poorly-defined term, generally taken to indicate psychological impairment, commonly with delusions or hallucinations.
Mental illness when casualty loses touch with reality.
Refers to any significant mental disorder that has a physical or emotional source. This is characterised by a loss of contact with reality.
Mental disorder or problem
A symptom of a major mental disorder of organic or emotional origin, in which the personality is seriously disorganized and contact with reality is usually impaired. The psychotic condition is often characterized by regressive behavior, inappropriate mood, diminished impulse control, delusions or hallucinations.
a major mental disorder (e.g., schizophrenia, bipolar disorder) that affects the ability to function normally on a daily basis.
A severe disease or disorder of the mind characterised by derangement of personality and loss of contact with reality. There is often a lack of insight, although memory and intellect tend to remain intact.
impairment of staying in touch with reality, diminishing ones ability to deal with activities of daily living
Mental disturbance of serious magnitude that may be characterized by loss of contact with reality. Delusions and hallucinations are often present.
An extreme disorder marked by distorted perceptions of reality and n many cases accompanied by hallucinations and delusions.
a generic psychiatric term for mental states in which the components of rational thought and perception are severely impaired. Persons experiencing a psychosis may experience hallucinations, hold paranoid or delusional beliefs, demonstrate personality changes and exhibit disorganized thinking.
A mental state that may include delusions, hallucinations, inappropriate moods, social withdrawal, and impaired concentration.
a general category, no longer widely used, that comprises severe psychological disorders associated with thought disturbances, bizarre behavior, severe disruption of social relations, and relatively poor contact with reality. (482)
Mental disorder characterized by deranged personality, loss of contact with reality, delusions and hallucinations.
Describes conditions which affect the mind, where there has been some loss of contact with reality. When someone becomes ill in this way it is called a psychotic episode. Psychosis can lead to changes in mood and thinking and abnormal ideas, making it hard to understand how the person feels. First episode psychosis simply refers to the first time someone experiences psychotic symptoms or a psychotic episode.
A mental and behavioral disorder causing gross distortion or disorganization of a person's mental capacity, affective response, capacity to recognize reality, and ability to communicate with or/and relate to others to an extent that interferes with the person's capacity to cope with the ordinary demands of everyday life. The psychoses are divided into two major classifications according to their origins: 1) those associated with organic brain syndromes (e.g., Korsakoff's syndrome), and 2) those less strictly organic and having some functional component(s) (e.g., schizophrenia). Although psychosis is a generic term for a variety of insanities, schizophrenias are the most common forms of psychoses.
A major mental disorder of organic or emotional origin in which there is a departure from normal patterns of thinking, feeling, and acting; commonly characterised by loss of contact with reality, delusions, or hallucinations.
A mental disorder characterised by symptoms such as visual or auditory hallucinations, paranoia, anxiety and often violent behaviour brought on by an impaired concept of reality.
severe mental disorder.
Severe mental illnesses characterized by loss of contact with reality. Schizophrenia and severe depression are psychoses.
Any major mental disorder characterized by derangement of the personality and loss of contact with reality.
Any major mental disorder that involves change of personality and loss of contact with reality. This usually includes delusions and/or hallucinations.
A general term for a number of major psychiatric illnesses, including schizophrenia, in which a person incorrectly evaluates the accuracy of his or her perceptions and thoughts and makes incorrect conclusions about reality.
A severe impairment of mental functioning that interferes with an individual's ability to meet the ordinary demands of life.
A major mental disorder in which a person's ability to think, respond, feel, remember, and communicate is affected. Contact with reality is usually impaired, interfering with the person's capacity to function normally.
A severe disorganization of the "personality", often accompanied by "delusions", depression or hallucinations, and resulting in a person being unable to function normally in society.
A serious mental illness where the individual may lose touch with reality, hear or see things that are not there, and/or see things differently than they are.
A major mental disorder in which a person's ability to think, respond emotionally, remember, communicate, interpret reality and behave appropriately is impaired to a degree that greatly interferes with the person's capacity to meet the ordinary demands of life.
(si-ko-sis): Any major mental disorder that involves loss of contact with reality. This usually includes delusions and/or hallucinations.
A general term for a state of mind in which thinking becomes irrational and/or disturbed. It refers primarily to delusions, hallucinations, and other severe thought disturbances.
one of a group of mental disorders that feature loss of contact with reality.
An illness that prevents people from being able to distinguish between the real world and the imaginary world. Symptoms include hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that aren't really there), delusions (false beliefs), irrational thoughts and fears.
In the general sense, a mental illness that markedly interferes with a person's capacity to meet life's everyday demands. In a specific sense, it refers to a thought disorder in which reality testing is grossly impaired.
A mental disorder with serious derangement of the thinking process, often including delusions or hallucinations.
The Condition"...Psychosis can take many forms, such as ... Sensing things that aren't really there ( hallucinations)..."
Psychosis is a generic psychiatric term for a mental state in which thought and perception are severely impaired. Persons experiencing a psychotic episode may experience hallucinations, hold delusional beliefs (e.g., grandiose or paranoid delusions), demonstrate personality changes and exhibit disorganized thinking (see thought disorder). This is often accompanied by lack of insight into the unusual or bizarre nature of such behaviour, difficulties with social interaction and impairments in carrying out the activities of daily living.