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psychosis

noun psy·cho·sis \sī-ˈkō-səs\

: a very serious mental illness that makes you behave strangely or believe things that are not true

plural psy·cho·ses\-ˌsēz\

Full Definition of PSYCHOSIS

:  fundamental derangement of the mind (as in schizophrenia) characterized by defective or lost contact with reality especially as evidenced by delusions, hallucinations, and disorganized speech and behavior

Examples of PSYCHOSIS

  1. The patient suffers from some kind of psychosis.

Origin of PSYCHOSIS

New Latin
First Known Use: 1847

Other Psychology Terms

fetish, hypochondria, intelligence, mania, narcissism, neurosis, pathological, schadenfreude, subliminal

psychosis

noun psy·cho·sis \sī-ˈkō-səs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural psy·cho·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of PSYCHOSIS

:  a serious mental disorder (as schizophrenia) characterized by defective or lost contact with reality often with hallucinations or delusions

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