psychotic episode(s), classically occurring in coronary care patients, occurring within 24 hours after entering the ICU in patients with no previous history of psychosis; related to sleep deprivation, overstimulation in the ICU, and time spent on life support systems; should be distinguished from exacerbation of a preexisting psychosis or an organic psychosis such as delirium.
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Psychotic episode(s) occurring within 24 hours after entering the intensive care unit in people with no previous history of psychosis; related to sleep deprivation, overstimulation, and time spent on life support systems.
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