PSYCHOSIS

Any abnormal mental state with characteristics of serious impairment in the higher brain functions such as perception, cognition and/or cognitive processing. These impairments manifest themselves in delusions, hallucinations or disorganized speech functions. 2. Any sever mental disorder that significantly interferes with function.

PSYCHOSIS: "Paranoid schizophrenia is a psychosis."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "PSYCHOSIS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/psychosis/ (accessed July 22, 2018).
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