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Never used drugs or alcohol. But if it was a psychosis episode as well (doc didn't say) , will Lexapro (escitalopram) help steer that away?

Never used drugs or alcohol.  But if it was a psychosis episode as well (doc didn't say) , will Lexapro (escitalopram) help steer that away?

Not usually: Lexapro (escitalopram) is an anti depressant/anti anxiety medication. It is not generally used as an anti psychotic treatment. Speak to your doctor about other alternatives. ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Psychotic (Definition)

Psychotic disorders (such as schizophrenia) are major mental disorders that cause abnormal thinking. Psychotic people lose touch with reality and have symptoms of delusions and hallucinations. Delusions are false beliefs, such as thinking that a TV is sending you personal messages. Hallucinations are false perceptions, such as hearing, seeing, or feeling something that ...Read more


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How can one induce his manic side without alcohol, drugs?

How can one induce his manic side without alcohol, drugs?

Manic episodes: The obvious way is to use "speed" (amphetamines) but this is illegal and ill-advised. In general, directly targeting "your manic side" is not a good idea because it puts you out of control. A healthy way to induce vibrance, vitality, energy is meditation. Much safer. No adverse side-effects. And it helps you to be who you really are and were meant to be. ...Read more

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My husband drinks alcohol , unlimitedly but he never end up with vomiting. He never listens to anybody till he falls down.I want to induce vomiting pl?

My husband drinks alcohol , unlimitedly but he never end up with vomiting. He never listens to anybody till he falls down.I want  to induce vomiting pl?

Alclholism: Alcoholism is mainly an inherited problem with painful consequences mentally and medically to oneself and to the children who also will bear the gene. Those people have inborn excessive amount of enzymes to digest alcohol as soon as they drink it his body has too strong tolerance to alcohol. He surely is also severely mentally sick. Talk to his doctor to save him. He is too sick to be realistic. ...Read more

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What are the dangers of drinking alcohol while on bipolar and anti psychotic meds?

What are the dangers of drinking alcohol while on bipolar and anti psychotic meds?

My opinion: There r many but in my experience it is difficult to get the meds right 2 control the symptoms & be tolerable for the patient--why throw in unnecessary chemicals (alcohol) that may throw every thing off? ...Read more

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Can alcohol lower the seizure threshhold? I read somewhere that alcohol is an anticonvulsant, but somewhere else said it can induce seizure when drunk

Can alcohol lower the seizure threshhold? I read somewhere that alcohol is an anticonvulsant, but somewhere else said it can induce seizure when drunk

Both can be true: Although moderate alcohol consumption is not associated with increased seizure activity, binge drinking and alcohol withdrawal can cause seizures and even status epilepticus, a serious and potentially fatal condition. Most people with epilepsy are told to abstain from alcohol, and they are less likely than the general population to use or abuse alcohol. ...Read more

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I have a problem staying asleep. i tried meditation, exercise, anti psychotic. should i peruse benzodiazepam? weed or alcohol? im exhausted!

I have a problem staying asleep. i tried meditation, exercise, anti psychotic. should i peruse benzodiazepam? weed or alcohol? im exhausted!

NO!: Benzodiazepines are addictive and will worsen your sleep pattern in the long run. Weed will not help you sleep and could absolutely worsen your OCD. Alcohol disrupts sleep as well. (After that initial period that you "pass out" which is not restful sleep anyway) One natural sleep aid is to eat foods with tryptophan. Turkey and milk before bed. Melatonin is safe. ...Read more

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Dr. Brian Writer
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Psychosis (Definition)

Psychotic disorders (such as schizophrenia) are major mental disorders that cause abnormal thinking. Psychotic people lose touch with reality and have symptoms of delusions and hallucinations. Delusions are false beliefs, such as thinking that a TV is sending you personal messages. Hallucinations are false perceptions, such as hearing, seeing, or feeling something that ...Read more


Dr. Alan Ali
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Psychoses (Definition)

Psychoses are mental health conditions where a person has a state of mind not in line with reality, and can include hallucinations (sights and sounds that are not truly occurring), delusions (false beliefs), and a lack of insight ...Read more