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Can you have partial insight into psychosis?

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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
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In brief: Yes.

It is possible to have some insight into psychosis, but it can be hard to maintain.
After all, we get through this world based on the evidence of our senses, which are awfully hard to ignore!

In brief: Yes.

It is possible to have some insight into psychosis, but it can be hard to maintain.
After all, we get through this world based on the evidence of our senses, which are awfully hard to ignore!
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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Dr. Lawrence Dunn
Psychiatry

In brief: Partial insight, yes

Classically, no. Psychosis is defined by an inability to test reality.
So, insight should be lacking. However, with partially effective treatment or over time, persons experiencing hallucinations or delusions can gain insight into the fact that they are symptoms of an illness and are not real.

In brief: Partial insight, yes

Classically, no. Psychosis is defined by an inability to test reality.
So, insight should be lacking. However, with partially effective treatment or over time, persons experiencing hallucinations or delusions can gain insight into the fact that they are symptoms of an illness and are not real.
Dr. Lawrence Dunn
Dr. Lawrence Dunn
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