Psychosis is defined as a disconnect from reality associated with delusions, hallucinations and disordered thinking.

Can be secondary to an underlying psychotic disorder or can be caused by drug abuse or medical illness.

Can occur in patients with delirium, and in dementia, as a direct manifestation of an underlying medical condition.

Psychosis and agitation develop in as many 80 percent of people living in nursing homes.

HIV associated psychosis includes sudden onset without prodrome, delusions, hallucinations, and mood symptoms.

HIV associated psychosis as associated cognitive impairment most commonly.

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