Definition of psychotic in English:

psychotic

adjective

  • Relating to, denoting, or suffering from a psychosis.

    ‘a psychotic disturbance’
    • ‘She is a deeply disturbed, psychotic individual, whose case should never have gone to trial.’
    • ‘We found very little evidence of psychiatric illness, none of the subjects had psychotic disorders for example.’
    • ‘Enrique's face is twisted into a rictus grin, and he lets out the unmistakable chortle of sheer psychotic derangement.’
    • ‘One simply cannot equate psychotic disturbances which alter the entire personality with physical diseases.’
    • ‘Though he was incoherent and loud, at times my impression was that he was not psychotic or manic.’
    • ‘I was about to turn into a crazy psychotic lunatic and there was nothing I could do to stop myself.’
    • ‘I know I know I get all kinds of strange paranoid psychotic dreams when I am in a bad mood.’
    • ‘Celebrity stalkers are usually found in the love obsessional group, a high proportion of whom suffer from psychotic illnesses.’
    • ‘One of the most disenfranchised groups in health care is older people with psychotic disorders.’
    • ‘One of their sons suffered from schizophrenia and was prone to violent psychotic episodes.’
    • ‘Terror always has its roots in hysteria and psychotic insecurity; still, we should know our enemy.’
    • ‘As well as symptoms of panic, these nine patients all had overt psychotic symptoms and behavioural disturbance.’
    • ‘Child abuse seems to be particularly related to psychotic symptoms and diagnoses of schizophrenia.’
    • ‘I must say that some of the emails I get from Leftists do have all the hallmarks of psychotic thought disorder.’
    • ‘The help received at this temple served as an alternative to clinical psychiatric treatment for these people with psychotic illness.’
    • ‘The only safety issue seems to be in seriously disturbed patients, in whom meditation may trigger psychotic episodes.’
    • ‘The mean decrease in the severity of psychotic symptoms and EPS favored risperidone.’
    • ‘Excessive doses produce hyperactivity, paranoia and other psychotic symptoms.’
    • ‘Edwin was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and marijuana induced psychotic disorder.’
    • ‘Has the Minister seen studies or reports that link cannabis use with psychotic symptoms or mental health disorders?’
    severely mentally ill, insane, mad, certifiable, deranged, demented, of unsound mind, out of one's mind, not in one's right mind, not together, crazed, lunatic, unbalanced, unhinged, unstable, disturbed, distracted, stark mad, maniac, maniacal, manic, frenzied, raving, distraught, frantic, hysterical, delirious, mad as a hatter, mad as a march hare
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noun

  • A person suffering from a psychosis.

    • ‘I saw this whole bunch of young people going crazy, plunging into the counterculture, becoming psychotics, among the Baby Boomer generation.’
    • ‘Man and Chen compared the effectiveness of intramuscular injections of chlorpromazine with IM haloperidol in controlling agitated, assaultive psychotics.’
    • ‘It you want to say, do they have disordered thinking, are they distorted in their ideas of relationships with people, some of them certainly are personality disordered, but not a lot are schizophrenic or what we would call psychotics.’
    • ‘LSD psychotics fundamentally did not differ from schizophrenics except for the amount of parental alcoholism.’
    • ‘Some of the psychotics too can be withdrawn - ‘quietly mad’ in the language of doctors - and likely to remain undiagnosed and untreated.’

Pronunciation

psychotic

/sʌɪˈkɒtɪk/