[ pree-sahy-kot-ik ]
/ ˌpri saɪˈkɒt ɪk /


exhibiting behavior that indicates the approach of a psychotic reaction.

Origin of prepsychotic

First recorded in 1925–30; pre- + psychotic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for prepsychotic


[ prē′sī-kŏtĭk ]


Relating to the period prior to the onset of psychosis.
Of or being a mental state or condition having the potential to elicit a psychotic episode.

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