How can we taxonomize their experience, and differentiate it from hallucination, or psychotic break?
Of course, I'm not a psychotic—I understand it's a movie—but I still couldn't look at them.
“A psychotic episode could recur if he were released back into the community,” said the psychologist, Douglas Coggins.
psychotic psy·chot·ic (sī-kŏt'ĭk)
Of, relating to, or affected by psychosis. n.
A person affected by psychosis.
Plural psychoses (sī-kō'sēz)
A mental state caused by psychiatric or organic illness, characterized by a loss of contact with reality and an inability to think rationally. A psychotic person often behaves inappropriately and is incapable of normal social functioning.
psychotic adjective (sī-kŏt'ĭk)