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 [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.

tox·ic psy·cho·sis

a psychosis caused by some toxic substance, whether endogenous or exogenous.

toxic psychosis

psychosis that results from the poisonous effects of chemicals or drugs, including those produced by the body itself.

toxic psychosis

A mental disorder caused by the effect on the brain of any poison or drug. Possible causes include alcohol, lead, mercury, cocaine, amphetamine (amfetamine), cannabis and hallucinogenic drugs.
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Cases of toxic psychosis induced by chloroquine or phencyclidine can be remarkably similar.
3] Seizures and transient toxic psychosis have been observed in adults following administration of only 50 to 100 mg of quinacrine three times per day for a few days.