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Can someone define psychotic for me?
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Dr. David Hunter
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Mental disorders were traditionally divided into psychoses and neuroses.
People with psychosis cannot distinguish what is real with what is not real. They may hear voices or see visions when no one is there. There can be many causes that range from infections to schizophrenia. There are good treatments available and professional help should be sought.

In brief: Yes
Mental disorders were traditionally divided into psychoses and neuroses.
People with psychosis cannot distinguish what is real with what is not real. They may hear voices or see visions when no one is there. There can be many causes that range from infections to schizophrenia. There are good treatments available and professional help should be sought.
Dr. David Hunter
Dr. David Hunter
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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: With psychosis
A person who is psychotic suffers from a mental disorder that causes them to lose tough with reality.
It may be manifest by delusions, hallucinations, and personality changes.

In brief: With psychosis
A person who is psychotic suffers from a mental disorder that causes them to lose tough with reality.
It may be manifest by delusions, hallucinations, and personality changes.
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
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1 comment
Dr. Matt Vukin
"psychosis" or "psychotic" are words casually thrown around in our culture but they do actually refer to a specific clinical symptom. I would see a physician for further evaluation if you have concerns. There are many other similar or often confused symptoms/syndromes which sometimes are inappropriately called "psychosis".
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