functional psychosis


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functional psy·cho·sis

an obsolete term once used to denote schizophrenia and other severe mental disorders before modern science discovered a biological component to some aspects of each of the disorders.

func·tion·al psy·cho·sis

(fungkshŭn-ăl sī-kōsis)
Mental disorder that does not have a verifiable physical cause.

functional psychosis

A psychosis in which there is no apparent pathology of the central nervous system.
See also: psychosis
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All the ill relatives were diagnosed with functional psychosis and had been living with their families for an average of 18 years.

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