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Psychosis

psychosis

(Science: 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.


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Re: Poisoned by antibiotics...can anyone help?

antibiotics induced psychosis, is this the topic now? Interesting how the op didnt have liver and kidney damage, or seizures. Is there more to the story?

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by david23
Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:48 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Poisoned by antibiotics...can anyone help?
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What's the Connection Between Hypothyroidism and Seizures?

hypothyroidism has some neurological manifestations from seizures to psychosis and other issues. The mechanism as you mentioned is Unknown. What I can say is that in infants thyroid hormone is needed for neuological development, hence a relationship does exist, ...

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by david23
Fri Jun 29, 2012 10:38 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: What's the Connection Between Hypothyroidism and Seizures?
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Whats wrong with me? HELP - Mental Illness.

... says, you might be suffering from schizophrenia, if you are having schizophrenia, the psychiatrists first goal would be to get you out of your psychosis, and you'll be prescribed some anti psychotics, these drugs have peculiar side effects, effects that might make you feel as if your illness ...

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by opuntia
Fri Aug 10, 2007 6:03 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Whats wrong with me? HELP - Mental Illness.
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Whats wrong with me? HELP - Mental Illness.

... I'm 22 years old and have been suffering from "mental illness" probably most of my life. It was in 2003 that I experienced full blown psychosis due to Cannabis (marijuana) use. I think, that me using Cannabis was just me self medicating, and the psychosis I experienced, I would have ...

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by Spiderman-
Tue Aug 07, 2007 8:51 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Whats wrong with me? HELP - Mental Illness.
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The Fiber Disease

... __ Photosensitivity (porphyrins interacting with sunlight causing neurologic and/or skin problems) [277.1-65] __ Polyneuropathy [277.1-66] __ Psychosis [277.1-67] __ Restlessness [277.1-68] __ Respiration, decreased [277.1-69] __ Respiratory paralysis [277.1-70] __ Retinal artery spasm [277.1-71] ...

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by London
Thu Jan 18, 2007 2:39 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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