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NOT the rabid-foaming-at-the-mouth crazy-out-to-kill-you image that movies seem bent on popularizing...

A real state of being where a person's perception of reality is severely interrupted. Often triggered by sad or painful things happening to said person, which induces a break from reality, and as more people turn their backs on what is seen as irrational, delusional behavior, the pain deepens. The psychosis gets stronger and harder to bear. Can result in suicide.

Those with psychosis are good, decent people bearing a lot of pain inside, and they could use and appreciate all the support, love, and compassion they can get. Even one stable, healthy relationship in their lives can potentially help them regain and maintain their strength, and they deserve it.
Lily believed that her boyfriend sleeping with another girl was caused because she didn't spin the doorknob correctly on the way out today, and she was thinking of him when she was opening the door. She tried to commit suicide afterward because she thought it would make everything better, especially if the attempt failed... I'm scared for her. I think she suffers from psychosis.
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Referring to women who are sexually or romantically attracted to other women. Applies to both lesbians and bisexual women, as it is only the same-sex attraction that matters, not any other attractions the women may have.

Originates from the Greek poet Sappho, a bisexual woman from the Isle of Lesbos, from which we get the term lesbian.
The sapphic women greatly enjoyed each others company.
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A severe mental disturbance in which the individual loses touch with reality, often experiencing delusions (false beliefs) and hallucinations (e.g., hearing voices that do not exist).
Mike's psychosis was triggered by smoking too much weed.
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1. A true emotional problem often caused by repetitive, obsessive thinking and often spurred by drug use.

2. A label slapped onto an intelligent person by a psychiatrist who believes that they have a superior vision to the average Joe, who does not believe in the status quo, and also recognizes that they are above much of society due to thinking, intelligence, and intuition.
Mike suffers from psychosis; he was abused when he was younger and now abuses cocaine.

John is highly intelligent and understands himself to be a leader capable of great change, but since he does not agree with the status quo and refuses to be 'put in his place', he has been told that he suffers from 'psychosis' and 'delusional thinking patterns'.
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A severe episode of mental illness. Usually triggered by stress, trauma or drugs/alcohol. Can also happen randomly. Usually lasts up to a few weeks. Can last up to 6 months.

Main symptoms are delusions, paranoia, and hallucinations. Others are inability to eat or sleep, confusion, severe disorganisation, loss of time management, failure to complete tasks, failure to look after self, inappropriate behaviour, strange speech, nonsense speech, symbolic speech, repetitive behaviour, euphoria, terror.

If the psychosis becomes severe the person will need to be hospitalised. Most people are not violent at all, and the few that are, are usually reacting to feeling physically threatened. If the medication does not work, and if the person really "loses it", and starts trying to escape or do something dangerous, the person is restrained, locked up in a room and given an injection. They will be transferred while unconscious to another locked area. When the medication works, they are transferred to the open ward.

Although it can go away on its own in some cases, psychosis left untreated can cause brain damage. The whole episode takes a toll on the brain. The medication also has strong side effects. It can take weeks, months or years to recover fully.

If you know someone who is recovering from psychosis, give them a hug and buy them some chocolate. Losing your mind is one of the scariest things a person can ever experience.
She was suffering from psychosis.
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A form of severe mental disturbance marked by loss of contact with reality, as manifest by the presence of delusions (false beliefs) and hallucinations (e.g., hearing voices which do not exist). Usually associated with serious psychiatric illnesses, such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.
Many people suffering from psychosis lack insight into their condition.
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A mental disorder that affects a persons well being causing dissorientation, and/or loss of reality. Hallucinations are usually included along with delusions. It should be treated with medication (anti-psychotics). Psychosis can affect attitudes and behaviors, and are also linked with other conditions.
Cynthia shaked horribly with overwhelming hallucinations, and decided to ask her doctor if she had psychosis.
by Jamie February 14, 2005
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