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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?

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?

Unlikely to happen: I have never seen a hypochondriac develop a psychotic form of the illness. Anxiety is the worry about what could happen. Paranoia is the certainty that it has or will happen. Keep this difference in mind. Hopefully this helps. ...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?

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 suffered with anxiety and panic disorders for 10 yes or more. Would this be a good option for me to get treatment for again? I have been on med

If you still are: symptomatic, would recommend re-engaging in treatment. Was there a particular treatment option that you were inquiring about? ...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. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more