CARDIAC PSYCHOSIS

n. a disorganization in thought processes and a loss in social functioning as a result of a heart condition. It is often associated with fear and anxiety which becomes more acute following a cardiac episode or heart attack. There may also be observable signs of deterioration in behavior.

CARDIAC PSYCHOSIS: "Cardiac psychosis results from an acute yet temporary state of cardiac anxiety."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "CARDIAC PSYCHOSIS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/cardiac-psychosis/ (accessed October 19, 2019).
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