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Old 07-22-2008, 10:30 AM   #1
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What is a psychose?

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Old 07-22-2008, 10:56 AM   #2
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Re: psychiatry

Psychosis is a generic psychiatric term for a mental state often described as involving a "loss of contact with reality".

Old 08-28-2008, 10:59 PM   #3
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Re: psychiatry

Originally Posted by dnise68 View Post
What is a psychose?
Hi dnise68,
Generally psychosis is refered to as a pattern of belief and behaviour including,

Hallucinations, verbal, visual, somatic, touch, smell, psychic.
Delusions: false beliefs based on sufferers perceptions
and Distorted reality: a break with understanding the world around them, and their own existence within that world. i.e. distorted reality.

There's a fabulous book of this one that explains it really well:
SANE Guide to Psychosis SKU: SKU_16140
see if you might read it.
Regards, waratah

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