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Psychosis

February 8, 2011 by staff 

Psychosis, Psychosis is abnormal state of mind, and is a generic term for a psychiatric mental state often described as involving a “loss of contact with reality.” People with psychosis were described as psychotic. Psychosis is given to most severe forms of psychiatric disorders, in which hallucinations and delusions and impaired insight may occur. Some professionals say that the term psychosis is not enough that certain diseases grouped under the term “psychosis ‘n’ have nothing in common (Gelder, Mayou & Geddes 2005)

People with psychosis may report hallucinations or delusions, and may have personality changes and abnormal thinking. Depending on its severity, which may be accompanied by unusual or bizarre behavior, and difficulty with social interaction and impairment in performing activities of daily living.

A wide variety of central nervous system diseases poison both external and internal physiologic illness, can produce symptoms of psychosis.

A hallucination is defined as sensory perception in the absence of external stimuli. Hallucinations are different from illusions, or perceptual distortions, which are the misperception of external stimuli. Hallucinations may occur in one of the five senses and take on almost any shape, which may include simple sensations (such as lights, colors, tastes and smells) to more meaningful experiences such as example see and interact with animals and people fully trained, hearing voices and having complex tactile sensations.

Auditory hallucinations, particularly the experiences of hearing voices, are a common characteristic and often major psychosis. Hallucinatory voices May talk, or person, and may involve several speakers with distinct characters. Auditory hallucinations tend to be particularly difficult when they are derogatory, commanding or concern. However, the experience of hearing voices need not always be negative. One study showed that most people who hear voices are not in need of psychiatric help. The Hearing Voices Movement has subsequently been created to support voice listeners, regardless of whether they are regarded as having a mental illness or not.

Psychosis may involve delusional beliefs, some kind of paranoid. Karl Jaspers classified psychotic delusions into primary and secondary types. Primary delusions are defined as arising suddenly and not are understandable in terms of normal mental processes, whereas secondary delusions may be understood as being influenced by the history of the person or situation (eg, orientation sexual or ethnic, religious beliefs, superstitious belief).

Thought disorder describes an underlying disturbance to conscious thought and is classified largely by its effects on speech and writing. Affected individuals show loosening of associations, that is, a disconnect and disorganization of the semantic content of speech and writing. In the speech becomes incomprehensible severe form and is known as “word salad”.
The causes of mental health symptoms were usually classified, as “organic” or “functional.” organic conditions are primarily medical or pathophysiological, while the functional requirements are primarily psychiatric or psychological. DSM-IV-TR no longer classifies psychotic disorders as functional or organic. Rather, it lists traditional psychotic illnesses, psychosis due to a general medical condition and substance-induced psychosis.
Andrew Edis QC, prosecution, said Langlands claimed, “His body language conveyed the knowledge that she wanted him to kill Doris.

Mr Edis said that unemployed Langlands was “alarming” who had “scrounged” between £ 15,000 and £ 30,000 of Mrs Langlands The prosecution case was that he had “acted rationally” before and after the murder.

He closed the back door of the house of Mrs Langlands at Green Dragon Lane, Winchmore Hill, north London, was arrested in Peterborough a few days later.

Ms. Walton told the court he watched football with her for the afternoon ahead of him asking for money for a taxi.

She said he had a “normal” conversation with her and they did not discuss Ms. Langlands She went into the early hours of the morning when he turned coat without trembling.

Ms. Walton said Langlands lived in Florida, America, for five years before returning to the UK in 2008 after assaulting his wife. He lived with Doris Langlands, who was known as Dot, but went to live in the family caravan to water Tallington, Lincolnshire. The court heard Langlands realized what happened, who suggested that he suffered from paranoid psychosis induced by cocaine abuse.
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