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PSYCHOSIS (psychoses)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does psychosis mean? 

PSYCHOSIS (noun)
  The noun PSYCHOSIS has 1 sense:

1. any severe mental disorder in which contact with reality is lost or highly distorted

  Familiarity information: PSYCHOSIS used as a noun is very rare.


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PSYCHOSIS (noun)


Sense 1psychosis [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any severe mental disorder in which contact with reality is lost or highly distorted

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Hypernyms ("psychosis" is a kind of...):

mental disease; mental illness; psychopathy (any disease of the mind; the psychological state of someone who has emotional or behavioral problems serious enough to require psychiatric intervention)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "psychosis"):

delirium tremens; DTs (acute delirium caused by alcohol poisoning)

paranoia (a psychological disorder characterized by delusions of persecution or grandeur)

dementia praecox; schizophrenia; schizophrenic disorder; schizophrenic psychosis (any of several psychotic disorders characterized by distortions of reality and disturbances of thought and language and withdrawal from social contact)


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