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Can you have partial insight into psychosis?

Can you have partial insight into psychosis?

Yes.: It is possible to have some insight into psychosis, but it can be hard to maintain. After all, we get through this world based on the evidence of our senses, which are awfully hard to ignore! ...Read more

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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Any insights on when does introversion end and psychosis begins?

Any insights on when does introversion end and psychosis begins?

Psychosis is...: ... a loss of "reality-testing", i.e., not knowing what is real. The most common examples are hallucinations, where something (a voice, a vision) looks or sounds real but isn't, and delusions, where a belief about the world seems completely and convincingly real, but isn't. "Internal preoccupation," which may look like introversion, also occurs, but isn't enough to define psychosis by itself. ...Read more

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I have schizoaffective and suffer memory loss, complex partial seizures, and I have three voices, and violent psychosis. Any long term inpatient prog?

I have schizoaffective and suffer memory loss, complex partial seizures, and I have three voices, and violent psychosis. Any long term inpatient prog?

Aggressive tx.: With aggressive psychiatric care (& neurologic) the results may be favorable. It is important to maintain as rigid control as possible over the psychotic and affective symptoms. ...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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If a usually healthy person, on meds for partial epilepsy had toxoplasmosis, could it cause mental health issues such as psychotic episodes?

If a usually healthy person, on meds for partial epilepsy had toxoplasmosis, could it cause mental health issues such as psychotic episodes?

Yes: This is a topic of active scientific interest. You can read a review here: http://www.Stanleyresearch.Org/dnn/laboratoryofdevelopmentalneurovirology/toxoplasmosisschizophreniaresearch/tabid/172/default.Aspx. ...Read more

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Any insights for why i really dislike people touching me?

Space: your need for affection likely does not come by touching or people being close to you or giving you hugs ...Read more

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Symptoms of a mental psychosis?

Symptoms of a mental psychosis?

Psychiosis: The symptoms of psychotic disturbance may include so called perceptual abnormalities, or hallucinations, which can be auditory, visual, tactile, gustatory and olfactory. Psychosis may also include becoming paranoid/delusional. ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of psychosis?

What are the main symptoms of psychosis?

Break with reality: Delusions-false, fixed ideas, voices, thought insertion, broadcasting, ideas of reference (the tv is talking about you), thought blocking, tangential thoughts, loosely associated thoughts, apathy, self-referential thiinking, flat affect...These are the main symptoms of psychosis, which can be caused by many things, not just schizophrenia. ...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)

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