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Is there anyway to treat psychotic depression at home?

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Dr. Linda Chuang
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Not recommended: Depression with psychotic features is a potentially dangerous situation. You should seek the consultation of a psychiatrist to see what treatment options are available. If you feel you may be at risk to harm yourself or harm others, please go to the emergency room.
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Dr. Lisa Saponaro
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
No - get help: Psychotic depression is very serious and requires medical attention. A combination of psychiatric and psychological treatments will provide the best results. Psychotic depression presents a high risk for suicide as well as harm to others. Don't delay - get help right away. The great news is - it is highly treatable.
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Dr. Michael Simpson
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
NO: This is a very serious condition and requires medication and therapy. Supervision of the individual is important as they can self harm or harm someone else.
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