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Involutional (presenile, presenile) psychosis


Mental diseases of late age are divided into functional revolutionary (reversible) psychosis, not leading to the development of dementia, and senile organic psychosis, occurring against the background of the destructive process in the brain and accompanied by the development of gross intelligence disorders (see Senile psychoses).
By involutional psychosis include involutional depression (melancholia), involutional paranoid.
The emergence and development of involutional psychosis is promoted by a peculiar warehouse of personality with features of rigidity, anxiety, suspiciousness, various stressful situations that preceded somatic diseases. Involutional psychoses in women develop, as a rule, after menopause (menopause), i.e. after a period of hormonal adjustment in the body. In other words, "menopause" is not the cause of involutional psychosis.