acute psychosis

acute psychosis

one of a group of disorders in which ego functioning is either impaired or inhibited. The ability to process reality-based information is diminished and disordered. The cause may be a known psychological abnormality. In situations in which a physiological abnormality is not recognized, the functional impairment is still clearly present.
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Compulsory antipsychotic administration may not be ethical in certain cases of acute psychosis.
Patient was asymptomatic till 4 years of surgical resection but developed acute psychosis owing to recurrence of cystic lesion of craniopharyngioma.
We are talking about such significant problems as acute psychosis, incontinence, musculoskeletal and gait problems, and, most recently, heart arrhythmias.
The second area of noteworthy advance has arisen from the demonstration that acute psychosis is associated with increased synthesis of dopamine in the striatum.
The antibodies we have detected in children having a first episode of acute psychosis suggest there is a distinct subgroup for whom autoimmunity plays a role in their illness, said Dr.
Patient was placed on a physician emergency commitment and a given one time dose of olanzapine 10 mg by mouth to address acute psychosis.
Before the advent of the ICD-10, (1) acute psychosis as a group did not exist separately and was classified under the broad category of schizophrenia.
Migraine is a very debilitating condition, which the World Health Organisation compares to dementia, quadriplegia and acute psychosis in terms of its effects on the individual.
It is not merely that this appellant's mental condition offers some mitigation for her actions - it is clear to us that the whole and only explanation for what she did was an acute psychosis.
Following medical assessments, Judge William Gaskell said it was clear Salter could run the risk of relapsing into an acute psychosis without treatment.
In their paper on recollected experiences of first hospitalisation for acute psychosis, Zubi and Connolly [5] have found a profound growth point for the furtherance of better attitudes, as well as better mental health practice: progressive efforts to account for the experiences of people who are mentally ill.
There is another reason I so strongly discourage any teenager from smoking pot, and that is its association with the risk of developing not only hallucinations but also acute psychosis.

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