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What could be the consequences of an untreated brief psychotic disorder?

What could be the consequences of an untreated brief psychotic disorder?

Brief psychosis: This would depend on the nature and duration of the psychotic symptoms. If it's truly a "brief psychotic disorder, " the person has already returned to usual functioning--that's good! But, psychotic symptoms that last at least a day are best evaluated by a professional to ensure proper diagnosis and to determine whether treatment is indicated. ...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 is brief psychotic disorder self-diagnosed?

How is brief psychotic disorder self-diagnosed?

It's not: Self diagnosis is a bad idea in general, even for a doctor, but it is impossible for anyone to self-diagnose any type of psychosis. But by definition, a person cannot diagnose him or herself with a psychotic disorder - how can a person simultaneously lose touch with reality yet still be able to discern what is real? ...Read more

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Is it possible that a patient diagnosed with brief psychotic disorder study again after he/she was well?

Is it possible that a patient diagnosed with brief psychotic disorder study again after he/she was well?

Yes: Brief psychotic disorder is actually more common among people who are new to new cultures. In these cases the brain may simply be overwhelmed with totally foreign information and data and have difficulty handling the transition. This is not like some of the more progressive psychiatric diseases that cause gradual cognitive deficits after recovery and with support the person should go on to live a full and productive life. ...Read more

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How is brief psychotic disorder different from schizophrenia?

How is brief psychotic disorder different from schizophrenia?

Deterioration: Brief psychoses are just that - brief. Psychotic episodes in schizophrenia cause deterioration mentally and lead to diminished functioning over time. That loss does not come back for the most part especially without psychiatric care. Brief psychotic disorders by definition have a beginning and end and don't often cause the kind of functional deterioration that psychosis in schizophrenia does. ...Read more

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Is a brief psychotic disorder mean someone has or will have schizophrenia?

Is a brief psychotic disorder mean someone has or will have schizophrenia?

Mutually exclusive: Brief psychotic disorder and schizophrenia are mutually exclusive diagnoses, , i.e., a person cannot simultaneously have both disorders. Brief psychotic disorders requires a full recovery in less than 30 days, whereas schizophrenia requires active psychotic symptoms for over 30 days and some symptoms for at least 6 months. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm feeling like this was brief psychotic disorder not schizophrenia?

Talk to psychiatrist: Both conditions are complicated and usually require professional treatment. Don't try to figure this out by yourself. See a psychiatrist and discuss the problem and the possible treatment plan ...Read more

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How is psychotic disorder treated?

How is psychotic disorder treated?

Antipsychotics: First medical causes and/or drug use need to be ruled out as causes. If these are ruled out and there is real psychosis diagnosed by a qualified professional, it is generally treated with medication, generally from a family of medications appropriately called "antipsychotics". ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is psychotic disorder due to a general medical condition with delusions?

Can you tell me what is psychotic disorder due to a general medical condition with delusions?

Medical psychosis: A number of medical problems can cause psychosis, including:

alcohol and certain illegal drugs, both during use and during withdrawal
brain diseases, such as parkinson's disease, huntington's disease, and certain chromosomal disorders
brain tumors or cysts
dementia (including alzheimer's disease)
hiv and other infections that affect the brain
some prescription drugs, such as steroids and stimulants. Stroke and epilepsy are also possibilities. Electrolyte abnormalities, multiple sclerosis, damage to visual and auditory nerves, deafness, thyroid or parathyroid abnormalities, adrenal corticoid abnormalities, blood gas abnormalities, autoimmune disorders including lupus, and blood sugar abnormalities. This of course is just a partial list. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Could untreated depression turn into bipolar or a psychotic disorder?

Could untreated depression turn into bipolar or a psychotic disorder?

It may: Why it may, is based on the fact that depression can precede or be a part of bipolar disorder that is in the depressed mode and hypo-mania or mania may follow. It may also be that the depression becomes so severe that the depressed person becomes psychotic. Ptsd folks can have a psychotic depression as well. Brain trauma can cause a psychotic depression as can alzheimers dementia. ...Read more

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What do they call positive and negative symptoms for schizophrenia or any psychotic disorder?

What do they call positive and negative symptoms for schizophrenia or any psychotic disorder?

Both are symptoms: Positive symptoms have to do with things a person doesn't normally experience-like hallucinations and delusions. Negative symptoms have to with things a person normally does, but doesn't do when psychotic or ill from schizophrenia such as getting out of bed and socializing with people. Often, the positive symptoms respond better to treatment than the negative symptoms, which may persist longer. ...Read more

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Is hearing voices a sure sign of schizophrenia or some kind of psychotic disorder?

Is hearing voices a sure sign of schizophrenia or some kind of psychotic disorder?

Not Sure, Just Maybe: One often associates auditory hallucinations with schizophrenia, but not all schizophrenics experience auditory hallucinations. They can also occur with mood disorders but usually to a lesser degree. Auditory hallucinations have also been known to manifest as a result of intense stress, sleep deprivation, drug use, and errors in development of proper psychological processes. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if depression becomeworst can it become schizophrenia or psychotic disorder?

Can you tell me if depression becomeworst can it become schizophrenia or psychotic disorder?

Not really: Depression and schizophrenia are separate illnesses. Severe depression can have psychotic symptoms as part of the symptomatology. However, this is not all that common. It is much more likely that with mild and moderate depression you will not have psychotic symptoms such as hallucinations or delusions. However, depression is a serious illness and you should get help if you are depressed. ...Read more

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How effective is electroconvulsive shock therapy for bipolar and psychotic disorder?

How effective is electroconvulsive shock therapy for bipolar and psychotic disorder?

ECT: ECT is typically used for cases of severe depression, and not bipolar/psychotic disorders. ECT was once used much more widely than it is now. ...Read more

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What treatments can I recieve for mood disorders, anxiety disorder, conduct disorder, psychotic disorder?

What treatments can I recieve for mood disorders, anxiety disorder, conduct disorder, psychotic disorder?

Psychiatric eval: Psychiatric evaluation would be the first thing you need here, to determine the most likely diagnosis that could explain your symptoms. There are various medications that help mood disorders, psychosis, and anxiety; psychotherapies are important treatments in all of those and in conduct disorder. You can receive comprehensive treatment once we understand what's wrong & what's needed. ...Read more

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Can you have both diagnosis of psranoid delusional disorder and psychotic disorder nos by the same doctor?

Can you have both diagnosis of psranoid delusional disorder and psychotic disorder nos by the same doctor?

Yes.: Paranoia is a delusion and delusion is a symptom of psychotic disorder. Dsm v, and all previous manuals can have more than one diagnosis on the primary problem under axis i. ...Read more

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For a 29 yo female, no children, with 4 recent episodes of 5-10 day acute confusion psychosis since december (no history) req hospitalisation, as well as 4 month amenorrhea is endocrine disorder pos?

For a 29 yo female, no children, with 4 recent episodes of 5-10 day acute confusion psychosis since december (no history) req hospitalisation, as well as 4 month amenorrhea is endocrine disorder pos?

Psychoses: The constellation of symptoms could be endocrine- specifically thyroid related. If you were hospitalized, the appropriate testing was probably done. Follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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What would experts say about accepted psychotic personality disorder triad?

What would experts say about accepted psychotic personality disorder triad?

???: There is no "psychotic personality disorder, " -- thus I don't know of any triad associated with it. Is it possible you mean something else? Another type of personality disorder, perhaps? ...Read more

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Can you tell me are psychotic disorders lifelong?

Can you tell me are psychotic disorders lifelong?

I'll try.: The conditions that cause life-long psychotic states are the schizophrenic conditions and the bipolar disorders. However, anyone can become psychotic temporarily from a variety of causes including drug abuse which can cause schizophreniform states. This is the shortest explanation I can give. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Psychoses (Definition)

Psychosis is a condition mostly seen in Schizophrenia and conditions where certain drugs cause psychotic symptoms. Symptoms may include auditory and visual hallucinations and a break with reality. Psychotic symptoms can be managed with medications and usually begin at the age of 20+ but can also be seen earlier or later as in Dementia or ...Read more