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Psychosis means abnormal condition of the mind, and is a generic psychiatric term for a mental state often described as involving a "loss of contact with reality". People suffering from psychosis are said to be ''psychotic.''
Non-severe infections can increase risk of developing serious mental disorders

Non-severe infections can increase risk of developing serious mental disorders

Talking therapy strengthens connections in the brains of people with psychosis, study shows

Talking therapy strengthens connections in the brains of people with psychosis, study shows

Study reveals how migration increases person's risk of developing schizophrenia

Study reveals how migration increases person's risk of developing schizophrenia

Many smokers desire counseling to help them quit, but only few are receiving it

Many smokers desire counseling to help them quit, but only few are receiving it

Two research studies on new molecules could potentially treat Alzheimer's disease

Two research studies on new molecules could potentially treat Alzheimer's disease

'Friendship Bench' approach holds potential to improve lives of people with mental health problems

'Friendship Bench' approach holds potential to improve lives of people with mental health problems

History of head injuries increases risk of negative outcomes for homeless adults with mental illness

History of head injuries increases risk of negative outcomes for homeless adults with mental illness

People at increased risk of schizophrenia more likely to use cannabis, research finds

People at increased risk of schizophrenia more likely to use cannabis, research finds

RCSI researcher receives ERC grant for research into psychotic experiences in young people

RCSI researcher receives ERC grant for research into psychotic experiences in young people

Study finds abnormally low blood flow in the brain of marijuana users

Study finds abnormally low blood flow in the brain of marijuana users

Home-based telemental health provides improved quality of life for depressed elderly veterans

Home-based telemental health provides improved quality of life for depressed elderly veterans

Medical cannabis may help treat mental health problems and opioid addiction

Medical cannabis may help treat mental health problems and opioid addiction

Cannabis abuse linked to risk of developing psychosis

Cannabis abuse linked to risk of developing psychosis

Neurocognitive impairments may serve as early warning signs of schizophrenia

Neurocognitive impairments may serve as early warning signs of schizophrenia

Changeover from daylight savings to standard time increases number of depression diagnoses

Changeover from daylight savings to standard time increases number of depression diagnoses

Anti-inflammatory drugs may improve severity of depressive symptoms, study finds

Anti-inflammatory drugs may improve severity of depressive symptoms, study finds

Mental health researchers make promising breakthrough in early detection of psychosis

Mental health researchers make promising breakthrough in early detection of psychosis

URMC scientists receive award to explore new treatments for Huntington's disease

URMC scientists receive award to explore new treatments for Huntington's disease

Pregnant women with bipolar disorder at higher risk for developing postpartum psychosis

Pregnant women with bipolar disorder at higher risk for developing postpartum psychosis

Study reveals increasing prevalence of marijuana use among US adults

Study reveals increasing prevalence of marijuana use among US adults