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    Recognition of hallucinations and delusions in psychosis is not difficult, but classifying them has not been simple. Psychosis in not limited to schizophrenia and occurs in many diagnostic categories of psychotic disorder. The measures used to differentiate between these different categories of psychotic disorder are based on dysfunction, duration, bizarreness of delusions, associated substance use, and presence of mania or depression. Analyses of the psychopathological characteristics in the various psychotic disorders propose that symptoms can be congregated into five main categories: (1) adjustment in drive and volition; (2) psychosis; (3) adjustment in neurocognition; and (4 and 5) affective impairment in the regulation of the physiological…

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    Stimulant psychosis is a temporary psychiatric condition that develops among some individuals who use and/or abuse stimulant medications or illicit stimulatory drugs. Two of the most common drugs may induce stimulant psychosis are amphetamines and cocaine. Psychosis is usually defined as a loss of contact with reality and is typically considered a common symptom of a severe mental illness like schizophrenia. Individuals encountering psychosis may end up dealing with auditory and/or visual…

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    Norman Bates Psychosis

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    My character name is Norman Bates from one of the most famous horror films of all time Psycho. I chose to do my research on the 1998 version (Van Sant, 1998) because I knew that it would be in color and for me color helps bring out small details better than black and white. This is a little overview of Norman. Norman Bates lives next to his family owned motel named Bates Motel with his deceased mother Norma Bates. When guests check into the hotel, he prepares dinner for them, then murders them…

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    Psychosis Leads to Murder When a person has thoughts to commit a murder, do they simply act upon it or have seconds thoughts and considers the consequences. What thoughts are running through their mind at that particular moment and in what state of mind are they in. Murder is not something we want to see or hear about, we feel a sense of sympathy towards the victim. It is terrifying to know that someone can take the life of another human being. Those that kill sometimes do not feel guilty for…

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    Psychosis affects around 200,000 US citizens a year and is considered a common mental disorder (U.S. National Library of Medicine). One in every 1600 people in the United States has some form of psychosis. In The Tell-Tale Heart the narrator displayed symptoms of mental illness with awareness of his psychotic features, which ultimately led to his insanity. Symptoms of psychosis include delusions, hallucinations, talking incoherently and agitation (U.S. National Library of Medicine). The…

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    All Actions Have a Reason: An Understanding of Postpartum Psychosis in The Book of Margery Kempe Studies have found that postpartum psychosis appears in about one in every five hundred childbearing women a few weeks after they deliver. Postpartum psychosis is much more sever and rare than postpartum depression, someone with this illness may develop hallucinations, delusional beliefs, manic episodes, paranoia, obscured thinking, and have a dramatic change of behavior. In Margery Kempe’s book,…

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    Psychosis In Hamlet

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    immense strife. Psychosis appears in Hamlet due to brief psychotic disorder, bringing with it intense hallucinations, delusions of perception and grandeur, and hyper mania through deranged speech and actions. Mental illnesses may be present for years without awareness, and life-changing experiences can cause symptoms to become…

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    Psychosis Case Summary

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    The patient is a 56 year old male who presented to the ED via LEO under IVC with Homicidal thoughts of harming his brother with an axes. The patient denies suicidal ideation and symptoms of psychosis. The patient denies depressive symptoms. The patient reports conflict between his brother and him as the primary contributing factor to his distress. The patient does not appear to be responding to any internal stimuli. During the time of the assessment the patient presents calm, 4X oriented, good…

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    The patient is a 34 year old female who presented to the ED via LEO with acute psychosis. The patient denies homicidal ideation,suicidal ideation, and symptoms of psychosis. At the time of the assessment the patient states, "I hear my boyfriend in the van out there, he killed my mother, they tried to poison last night after they kidnapped me." Patient reports depressive symptoms as tearfulness, irritability, anger, fatigue, and insomnia. The patient denies auditory and visual hallucinations. The…

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    After the scintillating sun has melted the snow, the fluffy coats are at last hanged, and classes have come to conclusion, there is no doubt that summer has arrived and everybody appears to have a distinct plan of how to spend their summer. It always varies from travel plans, to a summer job, an internship, etc. For assistant professor of Theater Arts, Dmitry Troyanovsky ‘98, an opportunity presented itself from the other side of globe, the Eastern hemisphere. The opportunity entailed for…

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