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Psychotic Disorders

Psychotic Disorders are conditions that reflect a person's inability to discern or function in reality. Some people with this condition also experience a 'break from reality' in which they are disoriented, act in bizarre ways, or even behave as if in a memory from the past. Common symptoms of psychotic disorders are hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that are not there), delusions (a false belief that resists confrontation even with evidence to the contrary), and disorganized thought and speech patterns. Some examples of psychotic disorders are schizophrenia and delusional disorders.

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