Schizophrenia and psychosis
Psychosis is a condition in which a psychotic person experiences the world in a specific, abnormal way, which does not reflect the actual reality. Schizophrenia, or rather a group of schizophrenic psychoses, is a term describing many different psychoses with different representation and course.
The abnormal perception of the world in psychosis does not result from a mistake and is resistant to correction. Symptoms, typical for psychosis, such as hallucinations and delutions, are experienced by the patient as reality, thus the psychotic persons do not have the sense (the insight) of being ill.
Psychosis is a serious disturbance which may affect the majority of the functional aspects in man.
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Recurring psychotic episodes are found in schizophrenia, in schizoaffective disorders, in psychotic depression and in bipolar affective disease.