Definition of prepsychotic in English:

prepsychotic

adjective

Medicine
  • Existing or occurring prior to the onset of psychosis (especially a first psychotic episode); exhibiting or designating symptoms suggestive but not yet diagnostic of psychosis; predisposed to psychosis, potentially psychotic.

noun

Medicine
  • A prepsychotic person.

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in American Journal of Psychiatry. From pre- + psychotic.

Pronunciation

prepsychotic

/ˌpriːsʌɪˈkɒtɪk/