A CASE REPORT ON ACUTE PSYCHOSIS
Midhun J. V. and Nimmy N. John*
Acute psychosis is a mental condition, where appreciation of reality is impaired, and symptoms such as hallucination, delusion, mood disturbance, and bizarre behaviour may appear in patient. It may also cause due to other psychiatric condition, medications and over use of CNS stimulants. This case report is mainly aimed to represent acute psychosis episode due to patient family problems and over thinking. Here a 40 year old female patient who was presented with behavioural changes, forgetfulness and disturbed sleep since last 10 days. She has no family history for the same symptoms and hadn’t taken any medication for the symptoms. All vitals and blood investigations were found to be normal. By doing MMSE and mental state examination diagnosed as acute psychosis. Treated with antipsychotic drugs and discharged on 5th day with proper counselling. This case report emphasizes that early recognition and proper treatment of acute psychosis.
Keywords: Hallucination, delusion, mood disturbance, and bizarre behaviour.
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