A 48-year-old member asked:

What causes psychosis?

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Dr. Imad Khreim
Psychiatry 41 years experience
???????: that is the million dollar question. however, people with genertic preparedness can develop psychosis under stresss. also certain meds and chemicals can increase the risk and at times precipitate psychosis. i.e. stimulants such as those used to treat ASHD, Cannabinoids increase the risk of psychosis by 700%... other street drugs may do so as well
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A 38-year-old member asked:

What are some causes of psychosis and how is it treated?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Psychosis: Psychosis may be caused by drug intoxication, it can occur with mood disorders (severe major depression, mania), psychotic disorders (like schizophrenia, shizoaffective disorder, schizophreniform disorder etc) or as the result of physical conditions. It is often treated with atypical antipsychotic medications or neuroleptic medications.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

Could my psychosis be caused by the seizures I have been having?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 47 years experience
Association: Complex partial seizures (temporal lobe seizures) can be associated with a number of psychiatrist disorders, and therefore, the treatment may require close coordination between neurology and psychiatry.
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A 48-year-old member asked:

What can cause psychosis and what is the treatment?

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Dr. John Moranville
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Many possibilities: Depends on what specific symptoms. Paranoia, hallucinations, delusions? Drugs such as amphetamines, cocaine, even MJ or opiates. Can be associated with depression or other mental illness. Some medications esp steroids. Anything that effects the brain. There are many treatments. Talk to your doctor. Probably need to see psychiatrist
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A 34-year-old female asked:

Can accupuncture cause a psychosis?

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Dr. A Vanswered
Neurology 20 years experience
Acupuncture: Acupuncture is sometimes used to try and treat mental disorders such as depression, but there is no basis for acupuncture causing psychosis.
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Dr. Eric Levin
Dr. Eric Levin commented
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Never heard of it even being tried for psychosis. For anxiety,smoking cessation, Tics restless legs all with varying degrees of success from mostly case reports as opposed to well designed studies.
May 24, 2013

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