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The term “psychosis” denotes a mental disorder characterized by gross impairment in reality testing as evidenced by delusions, hallucinations, markedly incoherent speech, or disorganized and agitated behavior. The patient is usually without apparent awareness of the incomprehensibility of his or her behavior. In the last 50 years, no universal agreement …

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Davis, Russell H. and Benedetti, Gaetano, “Psychosis”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 28 May 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_P.178>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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