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Psychosis is a mental and behavioral disorder in which a person has
trouble telling the difference between what is real and what is not real. It
may cause bizarre thoughts and behavior.
A person with psychosis may have:
Treatment for psychosis depends on the cause and may include care
in a hospital. Medicines that diminish hallucinations and delusions and
stabilize thinking and behavior are helpful. Group or individual therapy also
may be helpful.
Current as of:
April 10, 2013
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & David A. Axelson, MD - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
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