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A 45-year-old member asked:

Help! need to know if there's a mental disorder that can cause a psychotic rage?

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Dr. Austina Cho
Psychiatry 26 years experience
There are several.: Not sure what you mean by psychotic rage. If you mean unpredictable, explosive anger, then there could be a variety of reasons including head trauma, alcohol, drugs, psychiatric illnesses (e.g. Bipolar d/o, intermittent explosive d/o) or medical conditions including delirium. The persons should be evaluated ; treated asap to prevent injury to themselves or to others.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

Please tell me if there is a mental disorder that can cause a psychotic rage?

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Dr. Steven Reidbord
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Many: Real psychosis? As in having hallucinations or delusions? Possibilities include schizophrenia, mania, drug abuse (especially stimulants), a variety of medical issues including brain tumor or trauma, metabolic abnormality, certain infections... the list is long. If the person can be reasoned with, suggest that they see a doctor. If not, you may need to call the police for your safety.

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Last updated Nov 27, 2017

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