Psychosis

What is it?

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A severe mental disorder in which the individual loses contact with reality.

Categories of Psychosis

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Three main categories of psychosis are recognized: schizophrenia, manic–depressive illness, and organic brain syndrome (see brain syndrome, organic).

Feature of Psychotic illnesses

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The main feature of psychotic illnesses is that they cause a person to have a distorted view of life.

Symptoms

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Include delusions, hallucinations, thought disorders, loss of affect, mania, and depression

Cause

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The cause is most likely to be a disorder of brain function.

Antipsychotic Drugs

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Antipsychotic drugs are usually effective in controlling symptoms.
December 12, 2019

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