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psychotic

 [si-kot´ik]
1. pertaining to, characterized by, or caused by psychosis.
2. a person exhibiting psychosis.
psychotic disorder psychosis.

psy·chot·ic

(sī-kot'ik),
Relating to or affected by psychosis.

psychotic

/psy·chot·ic/ (si-kot´ik)
1. pertaining to, characterized by, or caused by psychosis.
2. a person exhibiting psychosis.

psychotic

(sī-kŏt′ĭk)
adj.
Of, relating to, or affected by psychosis.
n.
A person affected by psychosis.

psy·chot′i·cal·ly adv.

psychotic

[sīkot′ik]
Etymology: Gk, psyche + osis, condition
1 adj, pertaining to psychosis.
2 n, a person exhibiting the characteristics of a psychosis.
3 adj, not in contact with reality.

psychotic

adjective A generic term referring to psychosis or a psychotic reaction.

noun A popular term—i.e., not sanctioned by professional psychiatric bodies—for a person with psychosis or psychotic reactions.

The term psychotic has historically received various definitions, none of which is universally accepted. The narrowest definition restricts psychosis to delusions or prominent hallucinations, which occur in absence of insight into their pathological nature. A broader definition includes prominent hallucinations that the individual recognizes as such. Broader still is a definition that also includes other positive symptoms of schizophrenia—i.e., disorganised speech; grossly disorganised or catatonic behaviour.

psychotic

Psychiatryadjective
1. Referring to a person suffering from a psychotic personality disorder.
2. Referring to a behavioral 'impairment that grossly interferes with the capacity to meet the ordinary demands of life', which may be accompanied by the loss of ego boundaries and/or gross impairment of reality testing DSM-IV. See Psychotic disorder nounA person with psychosis, see there.

psy·chot·ic

(sī-kot'ik)
Relating to or affected by psychosis.

Patient discussion about psychotic

Q. What is paranoia? Is it different from other psychosis disorders? A friend of mine was diagnosed with schizophrenia. I read about it on the internet and I am not sure about the idea of paranoia. Is it a kind of psychosis or it a different symptom by its on? Can someone give an example of paranoid thinking VS normal thinking?

A. Methinks all these brain disorders have everything to do with a lack of copper. With all our modern technology and artificial fertilizers and processing of foods, the food has become so depleted of minerals that our bodies and brains have become so depleted that we cannot even function properly. Start taking kelp, calcium magnesium, cod liver oil, flax seed oil, and raw apple cider vinegar. This will bring healing and normal function to the brain and body systems. The emotions will calm down and be more manageable. If you are taking a vitamin with more manganese than copper it will add to the dysfunction. Don't waste your money. There you are! Some solutions rather than more rhetoric about the problem.

Q. Hi, everybody. I was wondering how long you've been diagnosed with bipolar and if you had psychotic symptoms? I've been diagnosed for coming on a year this December. how did you handle the news, how do you feel about medication and how do you feel about finding a partner, or how has your partner handled the news? I was totally shocked, stigmatized and ashamed. I thought I did something wrong and God could just heal me. I was in denial. And I flushed my medication down the toilet but I went right back to the hospital. Never want to go there again. I've come to accept it as my thorn in my side and to see the positive aspects of it: more down to earth, better able to relate, more trusting in God, and better able to minister. What do you feel is positive about your illness?

A. Methinks all these brain disorders have everything to do with a lack of copper. With all our modern technology and artificial fertilizers and processing of foods, the food has become so depleted of minerals that our bodies and brains have become so depleted that we cannot even function properly. Start taking kelp, calcium magnesium, cod liver oil, flax seed oil, and raw apple cider vinegar. This will bring healing and normal function to the brain and body systems. The emotions will calm down and be more manageable. If you are taking a vitamin with more manganese than copper it will add to the dysfunction. Don't waste your money. There you are! Some solutions rather than more rhetoric about the problem.

Q. Am i going to get schizophrenia and what are the signs towards it? My mother is 50 years old and i knew she was bi polar and tonight i found out she has schizophrenia too from a nurse at the hospital she was sent to for going crazy out of no where tonight. I am very different from her and i am 17 years old. My dad side of the family has no disorders. How likely am i to develop schizophrenia? What are the first symptoms? Can i see signs now? and any other info.

A. Sweetheart you would not recognize a sign if it run over you. as the sickness encroaches upon your mind it also removes rational thought. you will say to your self I am not crazy there is nothing wrong with me. all the crazy Sob's around me are nuts I an not. And Honey you will believe your self. self diagnosis is a very dangerous path you are wanting to take.
Just be aware and talk to a certified psychiatrist – he’ll tell you any thing you want to know.

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