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what is psychosis nos ?

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Dr. Michael Rockwell
Psychiatry 33 years experience
A nonspecific thing: Psychosis nos (not otherwise specified) tells you/others there are psychotic symptoms present but 'why' they are there is not specifically known yet. Perhaps with more history taking and data the symptoms will fit better into context, such as a very severe depression, or due to drugs. It alerts us there a these sort of symptoms - no etiology is certain -yet.
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Unclassifiable.: A psychosis nos is basically any symptom or symptoms of psychosis that do not fit the criteria for the more common types of psychotic illnesses. This is not uncommon in psychiatry for any of the conditions that we see and as a result of this we need a separate place to categorize them. Nos stands for not otherwise specified. Sometimes the letters nec are used for not elsewhere classified. The german translation of dsm-iv uses the term nicht näher gekennzeichnet which means not more closely characterized as. Hopefully this answers your question for you. Have a good night.
Dr. Kenneth Adler
Psychiatry 49 years experience
Unspecified: It refers to a form of psychosis that does not fit into another defined diagnosis like schizophrenia or psychotic depression.

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Can anxiety and panic disorders lead to psychosis?

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No.: Psychosis is not seen in anxiety disorders or panic disorders. Overdose or interactions of bubropion or maoi to treat atypical depression may sometimes cause psychosis. A bout of severe depression or mania may trigger some psychotic symptoms. Some panic or anxiety may be experienced by patients with mood disorders or psychotic disorders, but are not the causes of psychosis.
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What's the difference between major depression and psychosis depression?

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Psychosis: Can be a symptom of serious major depression. But psychosis is a symptom of many illnesses, including physical illnesses.
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Any relation between psychosis and amphetamine abuse?

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Yes: Amphetamine abuse has been associated with paranoia, which is a psychotic process. Judicious use of amphetamine is not associated with psychosis, except in previous unrecognized/undiagnosed psychotic or bipolar disorders.
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How effective is electroconvulsive shock therapy for bipolar and psychotic disorder?

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A 42-year-old member asked:

What are the side effects of withdrawal of anti psychotic drugs such as risperidone / haloperidol?

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Dr. Kevin Passer
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Depends: After taking medications like Haldol (haloperidol) for an extended period of time, some have something called withdrawal dyskinesias when stopping those medications. This means abnormal muscle movements which should go away in time. The other problem can be a return of the symptoms which were present in the first place for which the meds were prescribed, like psychosis. Check with your doctor first.

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