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Can anxiety and panic disorders lead to psychosis?

Can anxiety and panic disorders lead to psychosis?

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. ...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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Can anxiety and severe panic attacks lead to schizophrenia or psychosis?

Can anxiety and severe panic attacks lead to schizophrenia or psychosis?

No: Anxiety Disorders and panic attacks do not morph into psychotic illnesses or schizoprehenia. However, a psychotic condition could be co-morbid with an anxiety disorder. ...Read more

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I am suffering from hypocondriasis.. Now I am in a doubt tht this anxiety neurosis may lead to any type of psychoses disease , psychiatry?

I am suffering from hypocondriasis.. Now I am in a doubt tht this anxiety neurosis may lead to any type of psychoses disease , psychiatry?

Hypochondriasis: Hypochondriasis alone does not usually lead to psychosis, even though the worrying that comes with it can be very frightening. You need a good primary care doctor, a psychiatrist, and probably a therapist all working together with you, for the best results. Sometimes medicines help. Talk therapy can help you change the way you think about things, and that is invaluable. ...Read more

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Can anxiety lead to psychosis? I'm terrified of going insane

Can anxiety lead to psychosis? I'm terrified of going insane

It is probable that: your fear of psychosis is an expression of your anxiety. A mental health professional can help you manage your anxiety and it is likely that your situation will improve. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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If I have depression, partial remission of psychosis, generalized anxiety disorder, could I take Viagra (sildenafil)? I also take meds, it's in my profile.

If I have depression, partial remission of psychosis, generalized anxiety disorder, could I take Viagra (sildenafil)? I also take meds, it's in my profile.

Viagra (sildenafil): Your other medications may not directly interact with Viagra, (sildenafil) but there always is the potential for interaction with medications metabolized by the liver. I would focus now on good control of your psychiatric symptoms and stabilization of your conditions before adding another medication to your regimen. ...Read more

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Can my psychosis, severe depression, and anxiety be linked to hashimotos disease? Symptoms not better with meds (synthroid (thyroxine) or anti-anxiety/depressents

Can my psychosis, severe depression, and anxiety be linked to hashimotos disease? Symptoms not better with meds (synthroid (thyroxine) or anti-anxiety/depressents

Problems: 1: You need to have your doctor refer you to a Psychologist to overcome your depression. You may need to be referred to a Neurologist. Your primary doctor must evaluate you regarding your Hashimoto's. ...Read more

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Why do I have soft stool, anxiety and panic disorders?

Diet & supplements?: The state of your stool also depends greatly on the kind of food you're eating, and the supplements you're taking. Vitamin c and magnesium, for instance, are known to cause soft stool, even diarrhea. Also certain dietary changes, like eating a lot of fruit when you're not used to that. Additionally, anxiety can affect digestive processes too. Review such possibilities with your own doctor. ...Read more

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Which is the best medicine to overcome anxiety and panic disorders?

Which is the best medicine to overcome anxiety and panic disorders?

Anxiety Management: Hi the best way to overcome anxiety is THERAPY in addition to meds. medicines help but therapy with meds is best combination. of meds, SSRIs (if Celexa (citalopram) not working well, try another in this class) then SNRIs are best suited for long term management of anxiety. would suggest staying away from benzodiazepines - cause dependence in general - this is on a case by case basis of course. see a doctor. ...Read more

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Any new treatment for anxiety and panic disorders? New meds or promising treatments or tests to pinpoint exactly what chemicals are out of sync?

Any new treatment for anxiety and panic disorders? New meds or promising treatments or tests to pinpoint exactly what chemicals are out of sync?

Some.: Anxiety and panic attacks usually involve gammabutyric acid as well as serotonin and norepinephrine due to associated depression. There are quite a few new antidepressants which can help with anxiety and panic attacks such as viibryd, (vilazodone hydrochloride) Fetzima and brintellix. Initially, the antianxiety medications like ativan, xanax and Klonopin are used short term. ...Read more

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I have anxiety/panic disorder. Depending on how anxious I am, my heart can go up to over 100 then quickly in 60's when I calm down. Is this dangerous?

No: When u have acute anxiety or panic attack a rush if adrenaline and cortisol occur in the body. This causes u'r heart rate and BP to go up. Can come down pretty fast once the "rush" is over with. ...Read more

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What are some over thercounter medicines for anxiety / panic dissorder?

What are some over thercounter medicines for anxiety / panic dissorder?

Over the counter: Is not fully tested. If you are concerned about being anxious or having panic attacks, consider psychotherapy and meet with a psychiatrist to consider prescription drugs instead. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have anxiety or panic disorder?

Psychiatric eval: Should be able to diagnose. Panic attacks can develop rapidly ; include: marked anxiety; rapid, pounding heart beat; chest tightness or pain; shortness of breath with hyperventilation; hot or cold flashes; a sense of butterflies in the stomach, nausea or even vomiting; tingling of mouth or extremities; increased sweating; feeling faint or lightheaded; headache or shaking. There may be difficulty. ...Read more

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What medicines are there for anxiety and panic disorder?

What medicines are there for anxiety and panic disorder?

Many: There is a wide range of medications commonly used for anxiety disorder and/or panic attacks. The list is long and it includes zoloft, paxil, wellbutrin, prozac, buspar, (buspirone) xanax, valium, klonopin, ativan, etc. Anxiety medications are carefully chosen and effects of meds are closely monitored by physicians, especially ones with high addictive nature. ...Read more

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What really works to alleviate anxiety and panic disorder?

What really works to alleviate anxiety and panic disorder?

See below...: Psychotherapy with or without meds. Also look into emotional freedom technique/tapping (www. Eftuniverse.Com). Get into psychotherapy; engage wholeheartedly & openly in the process & stick to it. You'll be so glad u did! wishing u well... ...Read more

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Can panic attacks and anxiety lead to seeing things?

Can panic attacks and anxiety lead to seeing things?

Possibly: When someone is having a panic attack or has extreme anxiety all bets are off, so to speak. The experience is so unusual that several weird things could happen, including a sense of "seeing things" (although this would be quite unusual, it is not unheard of). If these experiences persist or are troubling over time it is recommended that you get a professional evaluation of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Can kleptomania be related to anxiety or panic attack disorders?

Anxiety related: In my clinical experience, kleptomania seems to be loosely connected with obsessive compulsive disorder in that the individual feels a strong compulsion to acquire something and forcing themselves to not follow thru leads to discomfort and anxiousness. The ind also struggles with the obsessive thoughts. Ocd is a type of anxiety disorder. Not heard of ppl experimcing panic, but it is certainly poss. ...Read more

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Recommendations for help with borderline personality and panic anxiety disorder?

Different types.: For borderline personality disorders, a specific therapy called dialectic behavioral therapy is very effective. For panic and anxiety disorders, cognitive and behavioral therapy are effective. ...Read more

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)

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