Relating to psychosis

Drugs affecting the mental state; in effect, drugs used in the treatment of mental disorder.

In psychoanalysis, unconscious defence mechanism in which a person behaves in a way that is the opposite of his inner self.

Return to immature patterns of behaviour under stress.

Refers to the central principle of behaviour theory, which is that a behaviour is reinforced if it is rewarded.

For example, a psychotic episode can respond to treatment and symptoms such as delusions and hallucinations disappear, but the patient may still be left with chronic schizophrenia with negative symptoms.

Depressive illness mainly during winter; responds to standard treatment for depression.

External gain from any illness, such as attention, benefits, and release from unpleasant responsibilities.

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