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what is psychosis?

Posted by KIIT

please help me to understand what psychosis is.
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Psychosis is a severe mental disorder in which there is a break with reality and deterioration of normal social functioning. There are many types of psychoses including schizophrenia where a person may hear voices or be convinced that he or she has special powers or that people are out to get him. A psychotic condition can be caused by medical problems, drug use, or psychological stresses.
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