noun (plural psychoses) Etymology: New Latin Date: 1847 fundamental derangement of the mind (as in schizophrenia) characterized by defective or lost contact with reality especially as evidenced by delusions, hallucinations, and disorganized speech and behavior

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  • Psychosis — Psy*cho sis, n. [NL. See {Psycho }.] [1913 Webster] 1. Any vital action or activity. Mivart. [1913 Webster] 2. (Med.) A disease of the mind; especially, a functional mental disorder, that is, one unattended with evident organic changes. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Psychōsis — (v. gr.), 1) Beseelung; 2) Seelenstörung, Seelenkrankheit …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • psychosis — 1847, mental derangement, from Gk. psykhe mind (see PSYCHE (Cf. psyche)) + Mod.L. osis abnormal condition. Gk. psykhosis meant animation, principle of life …   Etymology dictionary

  • psychosis — *insanity, lunacy, mania, dementia …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • psychosis — has the plural form psychoses …   Modern English usage

  • psychosis — ► NOUN (pl. psychoses) ▪ a severe mental disorder in which thought and emotions are so impaired that contact is lost with external reality …   English terms dictionary

  • psychosis — [sī kō′sis] n. pl. psychoses [sī kō′sēz΄] [ModL: see PSYCHO & OSIS] a major mental disorder in which the personality is very seriously disorganized and contact with reality is usually impaired: psychoses are of two sorts, a) functional… …   English World dictionary

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  • psychosis —    The medical Latin term psychosis comes from the Greek noun psuchosis (the giving of life, the process of animating). Despite its widespread use in biomedicine and psychology, it lacks a straightforward and unambiguous definition. A classical… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

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  • psychosis — Synonyms and related words: abulia, arteriosclerotic psychosis, brain disease, certifiability, crack up, dementia paralytica, dipsomania, drug addiction, emotional disorder, emotional instability, folie du doute, functional nervous disorder,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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