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psychosis:
<psychiatry> A mental disorder characterised by gross impairment in reality testing as evidenced by delusions, hallucinations, markedly incoherent speech or disorganised and agitated behaviour without apparent awareness on the part of the patient of the incomprehensibility of his behaviour, the term is also used in a more general sense to refer to mental disorders in which mental functioning is sufficiently impaired as to interfere grossly with the patients capacity to meet the ordinary demands of life.Historically, the term has been applied to many conditions, for example manic depressive psychosis, that were first described in psychotic patients, although many patients with the disorder are not judged psychotic.(06 Oct 1997)
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psychosis of senility:
Mental disorder in old age.
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psychosis, schizophrenia:
The most chronic and disabling of the major mental illnesses. Schizophrenia may be one disorder, or it may be many disorders, with different causes. Because of the disorder's complexity, few generalisations hold true for all people who are diagnosed as schizophrenic.(12 Dec 1998)
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Korsakoff's psychosis:
alcoholic dementia: dementia observed during the last stages of severe chronic alcoholism; involves loss of memory for recent events although long term memory is intact
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manic-depressive psychosis:
bipolar disorder: a mental disorder characterized by episodes of mania and depression
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polyneuritic psychosis:
alcoholic dementia: dementia observed during the last stages of severe chronic alcoholism; involves loss of memory for recent events although long term memory is intact
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senile psychosis:
senile dementia: dementia of the aged; results from degeneration of the brain in the absence of cerebrovascular disease
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Korsakoff's psychosis:
Korsakoff's syndrome (aka Korsakoff's psychosis, amnesic-confabulatory syndrome), is a continuum of Wernicke's encephalopathy, though a recognised episode of Wernicke's is not always obvious.Korsakoff's presents with symptoms of severe anterograde and retrograde amnesia, as well as confabulation.These symptoms are caused by damage to mammillary bodies and other brain regions due to deficiency of thiamine (Vitamin B1). ...
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