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Psychosis

Psychosis

More About Psychosis

Psychosis is a loss of contact with reality, usually including false beliefs about what is taking place and seeing or hearing things that aren’t there (hallucinations).

Causes Of Psychosis:

  • Alcohol and certain illegal drugs, both during use and during withdrawal
  • Brain tumors or cysts
  • Dementia (including Alzheimer’s disease)
  • Degenerative brain diseases, such as Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, and certain chromosomal disorders
  • HIV and other infections that affect the brain
  • Some prescription drugs, such as steroids and stimulants
  • Some types of epilepsy
  • Stroke

Symptoms Of Psychosis:

  • Disorganized thought and speech
  • False beliefs that are not based in reality (delusions), especially unfounded fear or suspicion
  • Hearing, seeing, or feeling things that are not there (hallucinations)
  • Thoughts that “jump” between unrelated topics (disordered thinking)

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