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Is psychosis and schezophrenia one and the same?
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Dr. (Prof) RK Suri
34 yrs. of exp | Delhi | Clinical Psychologist

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Schizophrenia is one of the thought disorder and is classification as Psychosis.
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Dr. Sonia Malhotra
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Dear mam, Psychosis is a disorder of thinking characterised by delusions (firm and fixed false thoughts), hallucinations (perceptions of sound/vision/sensation without a stimulus) and disorganised behavior (poor hygiene habits, odd dressing etc.) Schizophrenia is a type of psychosis, one of the severest variety and has its own criteria for diagnosis. Pls feel free to ask the next question and I shall be glad to answer them.
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Dr. Santanu Nath
3 yrs. of exp | Kolkata | Biological Psychiatrist
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Psychosis is a broad concept. Schizophrenia is a type of psychosis. All schizophrenia is psychosis...but all psychosis is not schizophrenia
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Dr. Supriya Agarwal
5 yrs. of exp | Meerut | Psychiatrist
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Schozophrenia is a type of psychosis. Not all psychotics are schizophrenics but all schizophrenics are psychotic
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Dr. Sachin Arora
4 yrs. of exp | Delhi | Psychiatrist
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Schizophrenia itself is a type of psychosis. We call it as schizophrenia, when psychotic & behavioural symptoms last for at least a month (as per ICD diagnostic criteria).
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