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what is the definition or description of: psychoses?

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Dr. Terri Faith
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Psychosis, schizophr: Psychosis is a condition mostly seen in Schizophrenia and conditions where certain drugs cause psychotic symptoms. Symptoms may include auditory and visual hallucinations and a break with reality. Psychotic symptoms can be managed with medications and usually begin at the age of 20+ but can also be seen earlier or later as in Dementia or Delirium and other disorders.

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Can pineal tumors cause psychoses?

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Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 33 years experience
Not Generally: Pineal tumors do not typically cause psychoses. However a large tumor can affect the level of wakefulness and may affect thinking, concentration , etc.
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Are there any differences between hysterical psychoses and hysteria?

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Dr. Jerald Ratner
Psychiatry 51 years experience
Yes: Hysterical and psychiatric terminology is equivalent to histrionic. This refers to overly dramatic and emotional people. The term hysterical psychoses has no equivalent in the psychiatric terminology; but indirectly may be referring to a mood disorder with psychosis.
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What is transient organic phychosis?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Trans Org Psychosis: Features characterizing it are acute onset in all cases; presence of typical syndromes described as rapidly changing, variable, polymorphic states and typical schizophrenic symptoms; evidence for associated acute stress in a substantial number of cases and complete recovery in most cases within 2-3 months. Cannot be under influence of drugs or etoh, and an absence of organic causation must exist.
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Do doctors know of different types of psychoses?

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Dr. James Pryor
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Yes: Yes there are. From simple visual disturbances to thinking the fbi is about to kill you. Find a mental health specialist asap.
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I have psychoses, how do I treat?

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Antipsychotic drugs: Antipsychotic drugs are effective in reducing psychotic symptoms.

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