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psychosis

Psychosis

Psychosis (Greek "psyche" for mind/soul, and "-osis" for abnormal condition or derangement) refers to an abnormal condition of the mind, and is a generic psychiatric term for a mental state often described as involving a "loss of contact with reality".  People suffering from psychosis are described as psychotic. Psychosis is a loss of contact with reality that usually includes: False beliefs about what is taking place or who one is (delusions) Seeing or hearing things that aren't there (hallucinations) A number of medical problems can cause psychosis, including: Alcohol and certain illegal drugs, both during use and during withdrawal Brain diseases, such as Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, and certain chromosomal disorders Brain tumors or cysts Dementia (including Alzheimer's disease) HIV and other infections that affect the brain Some prescription drugs, such as steroids and stimulants Some types of epilepsy Stroke Psychosis (or psychotic symptoms) may also...

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Thought Disorder

Thought Disorder

Thought Disorder underlies multiple mental illnesses. Symptoms: Flight of Ideas – Language may be difficult to understand,  it switches quickly from one unrelated idea to another. Long-winded and very delayed at reaching its goal Schizophasia – (Incoherence or Word salad) Characterized by confused usage of words with no apparent meaning or relationship attached to them.  Words are inappropriately strung together resulting in "gibberish." Alogia – (Poverty of Speech) Deficiency in content of speech compared to what level of information is normally expected. "One word" direct answers without expanding.  Another question must be asked to learn more. Blocking – Interruption of train of speech before completion. Forgets what one is saying (or not recall the topic) mid-speech. Circumstantiality – Speech that is highly detailed and very delayed at reaching its goal. Speaking about many concepts related to the point of...

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Blunted affect

Symptoms of Schizophrenia

I found these comic strips made by an artist expressing what she learned in Psych Class. I also posted sketches finding humor in a person's own experience with Depression. Featured Image Artist: ladyz0e.deviantart.com - Schizophrenia - 1 - Hallucinations ladyz0e.deviantart.com - Schizophrenia - 2 - Delusions ladyz0e.deviantart.com - Schizophrenia - 3 - Negative Symptoms...

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illusion

Schizophrenia

Symptoms of Schizophrenia Hallucinations: seeing, hearing, smelling or feeling things that no one else is experiencing. A decline in social functioning and an increase in isolating themselves. Delusions, such as believing they have super-natural powers, they are being sent messages through the television or other outlets, or they are someone else, such as a famous historical figure. Talking in a garbled way that is hard to understand, or stopping abruptly in the middle of a thought. Agitated body movements, repetition of certain body movements over and over, or going into a catatonic state. Trouble understanding information and using it to make decisions. Trouble executing everyday tasks, such as personal hygiene. Hallucinations are things a person sees, hears, smells, or feels that no one else can see, hear, smell, or...

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