Psychosis and spirituality consolidating the new paradigm 2nd edition
Occurring in middle to old age, these disorders involve progressive, nonreversible brain damage.
Organic brain damage may also result from toxic reactions to such substances as alcohol, PCP, amphetamines, and crack cocaine.
It examines points of congruence, difference, and incongruence among and between theories and beliefs concerning how psychosis and mystical religious experiences are understood.
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In 1980, the American Psychiatric Association made sweeping changes in its classificatory system for psychological disorders, and the opposition between neurosis and psychosis became obsolete.
The former classification included functional psychoses including schizophrenia, paranoia, bipolar disorder, and involutional psychotic reactions, where no brain change was detectable with available tools.