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psychosis

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noun psy·cho·sis \sī-ˈkō-səs\

Simple Definition of psychosis

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of psychosis

plural psychosesplay \-ˌsēz\

  1. :  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 in a sentence

  1. The patient suffers from some kind of psychosis.



Origin of psychosis

New Latin


First Known Use: 1847


Medical Dictionary

psychosis

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noun psy·cho·sis \sī-ˈkō-səs\

Medical Definition of psychosis

plural psychoses \-ˌsēz\play

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




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