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psychosis (noun) – An acute or chronic mental state marked by loss of contact with reality, disorganised speech and behaviour, and often hallucinations or delusions, seen in certain mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, and other medical disorders.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : 1847, “mental derangement,” Modern Latin, from Greek psykhe- “mind” + -osis “abnormal condition.” Greek psykhosis meant “a giving of life; animation; principle of life.”