brief reactive psychosis


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psychosis

 [si-ko´sis] (pl. psycho´ses)
a state in which a person's mental capacity to recognize reality, communicate, and relate to others is impaired, thus interfering with the capacity to deal with life demands. adj. adj psychot´ic. Mental disorders in which psychotic symptoms may be present include mood disorders, schizophrenia, brief psychotic disorder, delusional disorders, schizophreniform disorder, schizoaffective disorder, shared psychotic disorder, and pervasive developmental disorders.
alcoholic p's psychoses associated with alcohol use and involving organic brain damage, a category that includes alcohol withdrawal delirium, Korsakoff's syndrome, alcoholic hallucinosis, and alcoholic paranoia (concurrent paranoia and alcoholism).
brief reactive psychosis an episode of brief psychotic disorder that is a reaction to a recognizable and distressing life event.
depressive psychosis older term for a psychosis characterized by severe depression, which is now more commonly described as a form of major depressive disorder.
Korsakoff's psychosis Korsakoff's syndrome.
postpartum psychosis a psychotic episode occurring during the postpartum period.
senile psychosis depressive or paranoid delusions or hallucinations or similar mental disorders due to degeneration of the brain in old age, as in senile dementia.
toxic psychosis that due to ingestion of toxic agents or to the presence of toxins within the body.

brief reactive psychosis

a short episode, usually less than 2 weeks, of psychotic behavior that occurs in response to a significant psychosocial stressor.
An episode of psychotic behavior that lasts from hours to about a week. Brief reactive psychosis is evoked by increased stress—e.g., death of a loved one

brief reactive psychosis

Psychiatry A psychotic episode that lasts from hrs to 1 wk; BRP is evoked by ↑ stress–eg, death of loved one Clinical Delusions, hallucinations, disordered thinking, impaired speech, bizarre social activities
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