Depression and Bipolar Disorder

Whats the difference between Psychotic and non-psychotic mental illnesses?


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Psychosis, or psycotic illness, is an illness in which the patient loses contact with reality, and usually requires hospitalization with intensive treatment. A non-psychotic illness can be depression, OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder), senility, agorophobia, etc., and is much more easily treated and/or controlled.