Psychotic Disorder-Psychosis

A mental disorder characterized by a disconnection from reality.
Psychosis may occur as a result of a psychiatric illness like schizophrenia. In other instances, it may be caused by a health condition, medications, or drug use.
Possible symptoms include delusions, hallucinations, talking incoherently, and agitation. The person with the condition usually isn’t aware of his or her behavior.
Treatment may include medication and talk therapy.


Cluster Number:
Wiki Number: PW179-(This is a long and thorough article in Wikipedia. To be fair, please read the article entirely.)
Diagnosis: Psychotic Disorder-Psychosis
US Patients: 15% have auditory hallucinations; visual 55% of those with psychosis;
World Patients:
Sex Ratio:
Age Onset:
Brain Area: Dopamine matters.//Catatonia-physically agitated state; gray matter (interpreting life) is less; affects most brain areas.
Symptoms: Contrasting real and not real with hallucinations, delusions, incoherent speech, inappropriate behaviors & thought disorganization
Progression; auditory hallucinations now more common than visual ones; persecutory and grandure are the most common among delusions
Causes: schizophrenia, bipolar, sleep deprivation, drugs, alcohol and pot, substance abuse, childhood trauma,
Medications: antipsychotics
Therapies: social support

Youtube Video:

Psychotic Disorders: Current Concepts and Therapeutics

Amazon or Library Book: Understanding Psychosis and Schizophrenia

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The world-wide medical research
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