Definition of psychotic in English:

psychotic

adjective

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

    ‘a psychotic disturbance’
    • ‘Terror always has its roots in hysteria and psychotic insecurity; still, we should know our enemy.’
    • ‘I was about to turn into a crazy psychotic lunatic and there was nothing I could do to stop myself.’
    • ‘The mean decrease in the severity of psychotic symptoms and EPS favored risperidone.’
    • ‘The help received at this temple served as an alternative to clinical psychiatric treatment for these people with psychotic illness.’
    • ‘As well as symptoms of panic, these nine patients all had overt psychotic symptoms and behavioural disturbance.’
    • ‘I know I know I get all kinds of strange paranoid psychotic dreams when I am in a bad mood.’
    • ‘Excessive doses produce hyperactivity, paranoia and other psychotic symptoms.’
    • ‘Has the Minister seen studies or reports that link cannabis use with psychotic symptoms or mental health disorders?’
    • ‘One of their sons suffered from schizophrenia and was prone to violent psychotic episodes.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘She is a deeply disturbed, psychotic individual, whose case should never have gone to trial.’
    • ‘I must say that some of the emails I get from Leftists do have all the hallmarks of psychotic thought disorder.’
    • ‘The only safety issue seems to be in seriously disturbed patients, in whom meditation may trigger psychotic episodes.’
    • ‘Celebrity stalkers are usually found in the love obsessional group, a high proportion of whom suffer from psychotic illnesses.’
    • ‘Though he was incoherent and loud, at times my impression was that he was not psychotic or manic.’
    • ‘One of the most disenfranchised groups in health care is older people with psychotic disorders.’
    • ‘We found very little evidence of psychiatric illness, none of the subjects had psychotic disorders for example.’
    • ‘Edwin was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and marijuana induced psychotic disorder.’
    • ‘Child abuse seems to be particularly related to psychotic symptoms and diagnoses of schizophrenia.’
    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.’
    • ‘Some of the psychotics too can be withdrawn - ‘quietly mad’ in the language of doctors - and likely to remain undiagnosed and untreated.’
    • ‘LSD psychotics fundamentally did not differ from schizophrenics except for the amount of parental alcoholism.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Man and Chen compared the effectiveness of intramuscular injections of chlorpromazine with IM haloperidol in controlling agitated, assaultive psychotics.’

Pronunciation

psychotic

/sʌɪˈkɒtɪk/