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Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Dementia in Elderly: Gently. There is little to do but listen, be patient, and not react. As the elderly go farther and farther away from reality due to their silent min ... Read More

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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Bey
56 years experience in Psychiatry
Sure: A delusion is a false belief that is not altered by logic--can b anything.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Ho
Dr. Grace Ho answered
15 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Speak to someone you: Can trust or a doctor. Although some delusions are seemly more bizarre than the others, a doctor's goal is to understand your experience within those ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
18 years experience in Psychiatry
Delusions: Psychotic symptoms involve a loss of touch with reality. Patients with psychosis have an impaired reality sense/experience, meaning that what they see ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Carrin
30 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Enjoying porn: Enjoyment of pornography can be an normal means of sexual arousal, and even couples may enjoy viewing pornography together. With the ever-present ava ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Adler
48 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: Ocd will result in actions that could impair judgement due to repetitive behaviors.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
That is a lot going : On ; it doesn't sound like fun. Take on a little "can do" attitude. Encourage you to enlist the care of a good psychiatrist as well as a therapist/ ps ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Benson
40 years experience in Psychiatry
OCD v. idiosyncrasy?: Ocd sufferers experience their symptoms as odd or shameful, and tend to hide them and their suffering. This can be quite different from character qui ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sudeshan Govender
Specializes in Family Medicine
Severe depression : Symptoms suggestive of depression with psychotic features. Require psychiatric appraisal for meds and psychodynamic therapy.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jessica Langenhan
15 years experience in Psychiatry
Recommend assessment: You have described a lot of symptoms that could potentially affect your life and/or that could get worse if not addressed. There are ways to manage th ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes, it is: Yes, paranoid personality disorder is a real mental illness. In it, there's a fixed, pervasive, and relatively inflexible pattern of distrust and sus ... Read More
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Dr. Marc Zimmermann
21 years experience in Psychiatry
Good: Abilify (aripiprazole) is an excellent medication. However, as good as any medication is it must be matched with a persons medical condition, diagnos ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Smith
29 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Complicated, but yes: If someone has non-bizarre delusions and disorganized speech, grossly disorganized or catatonic behavior, or flat affect, alogia, or avolition, schizo ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Impulsive: Strong one, especially in temporal lobe seizures.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
34 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Sound like you are : Unhappy. You may be depressed, but it is impossible to diagnose you as mentally ill from the list you have given . If you are not happy with your life ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
25 years experience in Psychiatry
Varies: Depends on the age, gender, race, abnomlal bmi, previous medication trials this is not meant to be medical or psychiatric advice. There is no doctor ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Reiter
Specializes in Ophthalmology
See your doctor: Please see your doctor as soon as possible. If you feel like harming yourself, go to the emergency room right now! The very best of wishes.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: Yes, they are human and feel emotion. Their reactions and the circumstances leading to those reactions may differ from others', though.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Bey
56 years experience in Psychiatry
No : They are different in many ways catatonic typically has an earlier onset.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miroslava Fox
14 years experience in Clinical Psychology
See below: You're always at risk for re-occurrence of symptoms. If managed well with medication and psychotherapy, you definitely might return to a previous lev ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Saccomando
19 years experience in Psychiatry
Insight: Occasionally, the line can be blurry. However, basically, an obsession is a thought you know doesn't make sense and a delusion is a fixed false belie ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ernest Bordini
31 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Online cognitive: Gosh, never heard of such a combination? Cognitive test makes sense, but be wary of online tests. In most states psychological testing must be done ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Bey
56 years experience in Psychiatry
Might: Hard to believe a pill changes a thought but if Lexapro (escitalopram) controls your depression it will--be patient takes a few weeks to recover compl ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Reidbord
35 years experience in Psychiatry
I doubt it: There's no way to know for sure. I've certainly never met anyone living well with severe paranoid delusions. It's hard to picture how anyone might, ... Read More
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