What is the Real Meaning of “Psychotic?”

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What is the Real Meaning of “Psychotic?”
He’s psychotic. You’re delusional. I must be hallucinating. Terms related to psychosis are common and thrown around as casual slang. But do people fully understand the meaning of psychosis and its related terminology? What does psychotic really mean? Psychotic is a term that doesn’t describe people at all. It describes a class of disorders which include schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder. A mental illness can be a psychotic disorder, but a man or a woman experiences psychosis.

Psychosis refers to a break with reality. A person’s mind begins to play tricks on him, and he can’t tell the difference between what is real and what his mind is experiencing as real. The tricks happen in…

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