Korsakoff's psychosis


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Related to Korsakoff's psychosis: delirium tremens, Wernicke's encephalopathy

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.

Korsakoff's psychosis

See WERNICKE-KORSAKOFF SYNDROME.
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WKS typically consists of two components, a short-lived and severe condition called Wernicke's encephalopathy (WE) and a long-lasting and debilitating condition known as Korsakoff's psychosis. WE is an acute life-threatening neurologic disorder caused by thiamine deficiency.
The other neurological complications are the alcoholic peripheral neuropathy, alcoholic myopathy, Wernicke encephalopathy, combination of Wernicke encephalopathy with Korsakoff's psychosis. (1) Besides these complications less common complications have been identified which includes Marchiafava-Bignami Syndrome, subacute encephalopathy with seizure activity (SESA Syndrome), alcohol cerebellar degeneration which are usually diagnosed by their characteristic MRI and EEG findings.
However, his letter to Hamilton Sheriff Court said McGowan has dementia, punch- drunk syndrome and Korsakoff's psychosis - caused by drinking.