On Psychosis

Psychosis is a generic psychiatric term for a mental state often described as involving a "loss of contact with reality." Stedman's Medical Dictionary defines psychosis as "a severe mental disorder, with or without organic damage, characterized by derangement of personality and loss of contact with reality and causing deterioration of normal social functioning. People experiencing a psychotic episode report hallucinations or delusional beliefs, such as megalomaniacal delusions of grandeur.

They exhibit personality changes and disorganized thinking, often accompanied by lack of insight into the unusual or bizarre nature of their behaviour, as well as difficulty with social interaction and impairment in carrying out the activities of daily living. They frequently experience sexual dysfunction, often resulting in a string of broken marriages.