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n. a trade name for a combination of the tricyclic antidepressant amitriptyline and the antipsychotic perphenazine, used for the treatment of concurrent anxiety and depression. Its use has, however, declined because of its association with tardive dyskinesia.

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affective psychosis

affective psychosis

a mood disorder accompanied by delusions or hallucinations (i.e., psychotic features). The mood disruption precedes the psychotic symptoms, and the psychotic symptoms only occur during a major depressive episode or a manic episode.