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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.''
Research could help mental health professionals to better treat patients with psychoses

Research could help mental health professionals to better treat patients with psychoses

National trial shows how high-tech strategies may change the field of mental health

National trial shows how high-tech strategies may change the field of mental health

First, marijuana. Are magic mushrooms next?

First, marijuana. Are magic mushrooms next?

Scientists develop new approach using MRI to predict psychosis in high-risk patients

Scientists develop new approach using MRI to predict psychosis in high-risk patients

FDA re-examining safety of new drug approved for Parkinson’s disease psychosis

FDA re-examining safety of new drug approved for Parkinson’s disease psychosis

Exploiting rabies virus machinery to usher Parkinson's disease drug directly to the brain

Exploiting rabies virus machinery to usher Parkinson's disease drug directly to the brain

Psychiatrist stays close to home and true to her childhood promise

Psychiatrist stays close to home and true to her childhood promise

Researchers urge federal policymakers to address perinatal depression among minority women

Researchers urge federal policymakers to address perinatal depression among minority women

Certain nutrients found in food may help reduce symptoms of psychotic illness

Certain nutrients found in food may help reduce symptoms of psychotic illness

Novel use for drug shows promise as effective treatment for postoperative nausea and vomiting

Novel use for drug shows promise as effective treatment for postoperative nausea and vomiting

Heavy smoking linked to higher risk of psychoses

Heavy smoking linked to higher risk of psychoses

Findings about childhood trauma could redefine schizophrenia treatment

Findings about childhood trauma could redefine schizophrenia treatment

Researchers show complex link between physical, behavioral characteristics and brain health

Researchers show complex link between physical, behavioral characteristics and brain health

Study: Early psychosis intervention programs can substantially reduce patient mortality

Study: Early psychosis intervention programs can substantially reduce patient mortality

Study estimates incidence of first-episode psychosis in six countries

Study estimates incidence of first-episode psychosis in six countries

Novel method to extract valuable psychiatric symptom information from doctors' notes

Novel method to extract valuable psychiatric symptom information from doctors' notes

Cannabis use triggers schizophrenia and other psychiatric issues

Cannabis use triggers schizophrenia and other psychiatric issues

Computer-based speech analysis has potential to improve prediction of psychosis

Computer-based speech analysis has potential to improve prediction of psychosis

MSU scientists seek to identify brain mechanisms related to psychosis

MSU scientists seek to identify brain mechanisms related to psychosis

Study reveals negative long-term effects of heavy cannabis use on brain function and behavior

Study reveals negative long-term effects of heavy cannabis use on brain function and behavior