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what are tell tale signs of psychosis?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Psychosis: Is a symptom of break from reality. Can occur in psychotic disorders, mood disorders and organic such as from effect of illicit substances or medications or medical illnesses.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

Can pineal tumors be a cause of psychosis?

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Dr. Devon Webster
Medical Oncology 22 years experience
Rarely: There are case reports in the medical literature of pineal tumors causing psychosis. That means it happens so rarely that when it does, someone writes a paper about it!
A 37-year-old member asked:

What medicine do you take for psychosis?

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Dr. Chris Esguerra
Psychiatry 16 years experience
Antipsychotics: Antipsychotic medications are separated into the 1st generation and 2nd generation families. The 1st gen include haloperidol, perphenazine, navane, (thiothixene) Fluphenazine and others. 2nd gen include olanzapine, risperidone, ziprasidone, aripiprazole, quetiapine, clozapine, lurasidone, iloperidone, paliperidone, asenapine. No other class will treat psychosis.
A 45-year-old member asked:

What are some of the stressors that commonly drive people to psychosis?

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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Not what happens: Psychosis can be an inherited condition or a chemical imbalance in the brain. Stress may bring out the symptomes, but it doesn't cause the disease.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Can you have partial insight into psychosis?

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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Yes.: It is possible to have some insight into psychosis, but it can be hard to maintain. After all, we get through this world based on the evidence of our senses, which are awfully hard to ignore!
A 44-year-old member asked:

What are the mental illnesses that can cause psychosis?

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Dr. Lawrence Smith
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Schizophrenia et al.: Psychosis, or impaired contact with reality, as with hallucinations or delusions, is a possible symptom of many mental disorders and can also be caused by substances or prescription medications (side-effects). While psychosis is perhaps most associated with schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, it can also occur in patients with depressive and bipolar disorders.

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