A 49-year-old member asked:
Can you tell me what is psychotic disorder due to a general medical condition with delusions?
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Medical psychosis: A number of medical problems can cause psychosis, including:
alcohol and certain illegal drugs, both during use and during withdrawal
brain diseases, such as parkinson's disease, huntington's disease, and certain chromosomal disorders
brain tumors or cysts
dementia (including alzheimer's disease)
hiv and other infections that affect the brain
some prescription drugs, such as steroids and stimulants.Stroke and epilepsy are also possibilities.Electrolyte abnormalities, multiple sclerosis, damage to visual and auditory nerves, deafness, thyroid or parathyroid abnormalities, adrenal corticoid abnormalities, blood gas abnormalities, autoimmune disorders including lupus, and blood sugar abnormalities.This of course is just a partial list. Best wishes.
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