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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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Can depression cause partial unconsciousness where you lose a bit of your mind, your personality changes and you do things without being aware of it ?

Can depression cause partial unconsciousness where you lose a bit of your mind, your personality changes and you do things without being aware of it ?

Maybe: Depression can be very severe and cause problems with memory. But first it is important to make sure there is not something wrong physically! There physical conditions that can cause alterations in thinking, some are fairly easy to correct and some are harder to fix, but the key is to find out if that's the issue, so you don't get worse! See your GP and get a full physical. No drugs, alcohol. ...Read more

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Can a series of unfortunate events cause someone the dr to become confused and misdiagnose me as schizophrenic? It may just be not enough information

Can a series of unfortunate events cause someone the dr to become confused and misdiagnose me as schizophrenic? It may just be not enough information

Schizophrenia is: A tough diagnosis to accept and doctors do not make the diagnosis lightly. Speak with the doctor and see why he chose that diagnosis. Clarify the treatment plan and work with them to get better on the proper medication. ...Read more

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How do you get a person w narcissistic personality disorder to seek help to improve quality of life when they can't acknowledge they have an issue?

How do you get a person w narcissistic personality disorder to seek help to improve quality of life when they can't acknowledge they have an issue?

Narcisstic Tx: This is a tough assignment. There really is no treatment for anyone who does not want treatment no matter the disorder. It could be this or any addiction. They have to hit bottom before they are ready to discuss treatment. If this person comes face-to-face with lossing someone or something of value you can discuss treatment. Don't call it narcissism. Better to take a trait of selfishness to work. ...Read more

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Is it possible to develop depression without any bereavement or loss in your life? I can't describe how I feel other than being depressed.

Is it possible to develop depression without any bereavement or loss in your life? I can't describe how I feel other than being depressed.

Yes: How long you've felt depressed? Is it a new symptom or not? Start with medical eval to rule out any physical reasons for your feelings. Also, look at your environment and focus on your thought to help you become more aware of your feelings. By increasing awareness, you might be able to find triggers for your depression. Good Luck and be well! ...Read more

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Could you tell me if left untreated or at least undiagnosed, can bipolar disorder become full on depression?

Could you tell me if left untreated or at least undiagnosed, can bipolar disorder become full on depression?

Depression: In order to meet criteria for a diagnosis of bipolar disorder, the individual must have had at least one episode of clinical depression. So, clinical depression is one aspect of bipolar disorder. ...Read more

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Can having depression or bipolar disorder cause you to have a lower iq?

Can having depression or bipolar disorder cause you to have a lower iq?

No, depends: If you are in the depths of depression, or spinning in a manic episode when your IQ is tested, you won't score as well as you ordinarily would. That said, depression & bipolar patients tend to be brighter than average. Interesting question. Why do you ask? ...Read more

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Can being bipolar mean you have to have a boring life?

Can being bipolar mean you have to have a boring life?

No, not at all: I don't believe I have ever met anyone who was bipolar who had a boring life. Life might be particularly colorful if one is manic or hypomanic. ...Read more

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How can you save someone who may have the prodromal phase of schizophrenia?

How can you save someone who may have the prodromal phase of schizophrenia?

First assess!: Many disorders, from pervasive developmental disorder to depression to personality disorder may suggest early schizophrenia, so a thorough evaluation, possibly including sophisticated tests for biological markers associated with schizophrenia, should be the first stop. If there is a prodrome, start with cognitive behavioral therapy, add fish oil, and consider antipsychotics. ...Read more

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I love to be isolated but sometimes i suffer that and it causes me temporary depression. How can this intense need be comorbid with its opposite?

They are related: The intense desire to be isolated can be a result of depression, feeling of inadequancy or loss of interest in pleasure activity. If the urge is obliged, it could reinforce depression. If such urge is do to resentment or anger, it could lead to depression. Seek professional help render than giving to self isolation. ...Read more

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How sever need a person's depression be before they get ect?

Failed others : If there is severe depression (suicide attempts, inability to work or attend school, inability to perform daily activities) that has not responded to psychological treatment, medications, exercise, adjustments in life style, then ECT may help. This is administered by an experienced doctor. ...Read more

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If a person suffering from post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression, and is bi polar.. Were to be attacked physically want to know the possible out comes to that situation

If a person suffering from post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression, and is bi polar.. Were to be attacked physically want to know the possible out comes to that situation

Very complicated: They could experience exacerbation of ptsd symptoms particularly if the initial trauma was similar in nature. Mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder are often exacerbated under times of stress being physically attacked would be a stressful event. ...Read more

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How can voices answer ones every thought when you have Schizoaffective disorder and depression?

How can voices answer ones every thought when you have Schizoaffective disorder and depression?

Hallucinations: Everyone hallucinates (think dreams) but with psychosis it is difficult to tell whether voices are coming from inside or outside or whether they are thoughts. These "voices" are most likely your responses to your thoughts, but they may not be pleasant or what you want to hear. Tx includes both meds to reduce voices but also therapy to learn to cope with this disturbing process. ...Read more

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Can you be diagnosed with bipolar disorder without having to go to a psychiatrist?

Can you be diagnosed with bipolar disorder without having to go to a psychiatrist?

Yes : Most people can be diagnosed by their pcp , if they pay attention and know the symptoms, or if they make the effort of asking their patient to check. The. Mdq. ...Read more

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Can you have a manic episode and not be bipolar ?

Can you have a manic episode and not be bipolar ?

That could occur.: For instance if the symptoms were due to a medical problem or a medication reaction. ...Read more

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Psychiatrist/clinical psychologist? When dealing with ptsd and wanting to be off meds eventually, which is better? Need a dr change either way.

Psychiatrist/clinical psychologist? When dealing with ptsd and wanting to be off meds eventually, which is better? Need a dr change either way.

PTSD tx: I agree with dr. Pappas. What is essential is that whether you are treated by a psychologist, a pyschiatrist or both is that the provider have experience in tramatology. It is even more important since you have complex ptsd. Ideally, cognitive processing therapy could be done concurrent with your medications. ...Read more

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Can situational depression/ adjustment disorder turn into clinical depression if its not treated? Just asking for curiosity.

Can situational depression/ adjustment disorder turn into clinical depression if its not treated? Just asking for curiosity.

Depression: Depression of any sort be it through chemical imbalance, or environmental stress can worsen when not properly addressed, or treated. Get yourself evaluated for depression, see if medication is warranted, and find a reputable psychotherapist to help figure out what depression means to you. ...Read more

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Does bipolar disorder have psychotic features? I think I was misdiagnosed. Can you explain each aspect of bipolar for clarity so I can talk to my nurse practitioner

Does bipolar disorder have psychotic features? I think I was misdiagnosed. Can you explain each aspect of bipolar for clarity so I can talk to my nurse practitioner

Bipolar Disorder: Psychotic symptoms may occur with a severe depressive episode or with mania (Bipolar I Disorder). I think the previous answer may have been a description of Schizoaffective disorder. I am not able to provide a full response to your question in 400 characters of less. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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