exhaustion psychosis


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exhaustion psychosis

Etymology: L, exhaurire, to drain out; Gk, psyche, mind, osis, condition
an abnormal mental condition attributable to physical exhaustion. The main symptom, a delirious state, may develop in some explorers, mountain climbers, persons lost in the wilderness, and terminally ill patients. See also exhaustion delirium.

ex·haus·tion psy·cho·sis

(eg-zawschŭn sī-kōsis)
Delirium and other mental findings related to overt physical exhaustion.

exhaustion psychosis

An acute state of confusion and delirium that occurs in relation to extreme fatigue, chronic illness, prolonged sleeplessness, or tension.
See also: psychosis