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A 35-year-old female asked:

i think i have ptsd the psych thinks i have psychosis what do i tell him to change his mind?

4 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gerald Bausek
Psychiatry 42 years experience
PTSD and psychosis: Ptsd is an anxiety disorder based on having been traumatized, while psychosis relates to difficulty recognizing consensual reality, for example in hallucinations or delusional beliefs. Ask your psychiatrist why he/she thinks what you believe is delusional and present him/her with the details of what makes you believe you have ptsd.
Dr. Ernest Bordini
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Ask for a consult: An experienced and secure provider will be happy to provide individuals who dont agree with diagnoses to colleagues for second opinions. This is a better way to build trust and a working therapeutic relationship than a battle to convince each other. If there is any question of psychosis, this should be done promptly. Clinical psychologists can often employ psychological tests. Could be both.
Dr. Taliba Foster
Child Psychiatry 17 years experience
Just be honest.: People with ptsd can exhibit signs of psychoses. Be honest with your physician and get the support that you need. Good luck!
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Delineate: You many not have the power to change another person's mind. However, what you can do is to clearly delineate the symptoms you have that would be consistent with ptsd. Paranoia & hallucinations can occur with severe, complex ptsd. It can be a complex matter.

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