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What are the symptoms of psychosis in veterans?

Psychotic symptoms include hallucinations (seeing, hearing, feeling, or smelling things that are not there); delusions (false ideas that things are occurring despite ample evidence they are not, for example that the CIA has implanted a monitoring device in one's brain); thought broadcasting (the notion that the TV or radio are broadcasting one's thoughts and that others can perceive them); and paranoia (the fixed idea that others harbor malintent towards one despite evidence to the contrary, and other cases where fantasy or unreality cannot be distinguished from that which is real).

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