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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.''
Cannabis boosts brain power in rats

Cannabis boosts brain power in rats

Therapeutic uses of psychedelic drugs are resurfacing

Therapeutic uses of psychedelic drugs are resurfacing

Crystal meth crackdown - families back tougher sentences

Crystal meth crackdown - families back tougher sentences

Researchers find genetically controlled brain mechanism responsible for social behavior in humans

Researchers find genetically controlled brain mechanism responsible for social behavior in humans

Researchers discover genetically controlled brain mechanism responsible for social behavior in humans

Researchers discover genetically controlled brain mechanism responsible for social behavior in humans

Study finds incidence of psychosis and schizophrenia is slightly higher than that found in recent studies

Study finds incidence of psychosis and schizophrenia is slightly higher than that found in recent studies

People with a history of epilepsy are at increased risk of developing schizophrenia

People with a history of epilepsy are at increased risk of developing schizophrenia

Those old crooners were right, love really can make you crazy

Those old crooners were right, love really can make you crazy

Pregnancy factors, parental psychiatric history, and preterm delivery may be associated with the risk of autism

Pregnancy factors, parental psychiatric history, and preterm delivery may be associated with the risk of autism

Findings could lead to improved treatments for schizophrenics, amphetamine abusers

Findings could lead to improved treatments for schizophrenics, amphetamine abusers

Study may lead to a better understanding of how antidepressants like Prozac work

Study may lead to a better understanding of how antidepressants like Prozac work

New antipsychotic drug prevents brain loss in schizophrenia

New antipsychotic drug prevents brain loss in schizophrenia

Different antipsychotic medications may have different effects on brain volume in patients with first episode of psychosis

Different antipsychotic medications may have different effects on brain volume in patients with first episode of psychosis

Low levels of oral cannabis induces psychosis

Low levels of oral cannabis induces psychosis

Cannabis-based medicines given in a highly-controlled clinical environment unexpectedly lead to strong psychotic effects

Cannabis-based medicines given in a highly-controlled clinical environment unexpectedly lead to strong psychotic effects

Doubts over cannabis being a therapeutic and harmless drug

Doubts over cannabis being a therapeutic and harmless drug

Dramatic evidence of how psychiatric disorders are underdiagnosed in hospital emergency departments

Dramatic evidence of how psychiatric disorders are underdiagnosed in hospital emergency departments

Early diagnosis and treatment is important for children and adolescents with bipolar disorder

Early diagnosis and treatment is important for children and adolescents with bipolar disorder

Memory problems could be a clue to psychosis

Memory problems could be a clue to psychosis

Researchers have identified the cellular receptor for the JC virus

Researchers have identified the cellular receptor for the JC virus