psychotic disorder


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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·cho·sis

, pl.

psy·cho·ses

(sī-kō'sis, -sēz), Do not confuse this word with sycosis.
1. A mental and behavioral disorder causing gross distortion or disorganization of a person's mental capacity, affective response, and capacity to recognize reality, communicate, and relate to others to the degree of interfering with that person's capacity to cope with the ordinary demands of everyday life. The psychoses are divided into two major classifications according to their origins: those associated with organic brain syndromes (for example, Korsakoff syndrome); and those less clearly organic and having some functional component(s) (for example, the schizophrenias, bipolar disorder).
2. Generic term for any of the so-called insanities, the most common forms of which are the schizophrenias.
3. A severe emotional and behavioral disorder.
Synonym(s): psychotic disorder
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psychotic disorder

Psychosis Psychiatry A broad class of mental disorders, classified in the DSM-IV under the umbrella of 'Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders' Examples of PD Schizophrenia, schizophreniform disorder, schizoaffective disorder, delusional disorder, brief psychotic disorder, shared psychotic disorder–eg, folie à deux, psychotic disorder due to a general medical condition, substance-induced psychotic disorder, psychotic disorder-not otherwise specified. See Psychotic.

psy·cho·sis

, pl. psychoses (sī-kō'sis, -sēz)
1. A mental and behavioral disorder causing gross distortion or disorganization of a person's mental capacity, affective response, and capacity to recognize reality, communicate, and relate to others to the degree of interfering with the person's capacity to cope with the ordinary demands of everyday life.
2. Generic term for any of the major mental disorders, the most common forms being the schizophrenias.
3. A severe emotional and behavioral disorder.
Synonym(s): psychotic disorder.
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Psychotic disorder

A mental disorder characterized by delusions, hallucinations, or other symptoms of lack of contact with reality. The schizophrenias are psychotic disorders.
Mentioned in: Schizophrenia

Patient discussion about psychotic disorder

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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Researchers said psychotic disorders are associated with increased levels of dopamine a chemical released by nerve cells in a subregion of the brain called the striatum.
Similarly, those who used high-potency cannabis on a daily basis had nearly fivefold higher odds of psychotic disorder, compared with never-users, while daily users of low-potency had a 2.2-fold increase in risk.
Children and adolescents with psychotic disorder not otherwise specified: a 2- to 8-year follow-up study.
The 14-item Referral Decision Scale was designed to identify mood or psychotic disorders; it has moderate sensitivity and negative predictive power but low specificity and positive predictive power among male prison and jail detainees.
In this sample, psychotic disorders were more common than mood disorders: 34 (80.95%) of the total 42 patients were diagnosed with an underlying psychotic illness.
Since the introduction of validated diagnostic criteria, very little has changed in the description of the phenomena, standardized criteria adopt two main terms "induced delusional disorder" (ICD-10) [7] and "shared psychotic disorder" (DSM-IV).
(5) found 0.1 to 0.5% incidence of brief psychotic disorder in general population and in our study the incidence of fluoroquinolones induced psychosis was 1.11% which is high as compare to incidence of brief psychotic disorder in general population.
For patients with a diagnosis of schizophrenia or other psychotic disorders, first addressing to a psychiatric system may influence the disease and its future compliance (1).
Nearly one-third (31.4%) had a diagnosis of psychotic disorder not otherwise specified.
Continued cannabis use might increase the risk for psychotic disorder ."
Dr Zammit said: "People of an ethnic minority group have a very high risk of getting a psychotic disorder if they live or are raised in an area where there were few people from that background, if they were surrounded by people of native Sweden.
Subjects who took fish oil were less likely than subjects who took placebo to develop a psychotic disorder during the study period.