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Dr. Alan Ali
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Psychoses (Overview)

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 Delirium and other disorders.


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Are there any differences between hysterical psychoses and hysteria?

Are there any differences between hysterical psychoses and hysteria?

Yes: Hysterical and psychiatric terminology is equivalent to histrionic. This refers to overly dramatic and emotional people. The term hysterical psychoses has no equivalent in the psychiatric terminology; but indirectly may be referring to a mood disorder with psychosis. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
299 Doctors shared insights

Psychoses (Overview)

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 Delirium and other disorders.


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Help please! Is delusional psychosis just a symptom of mental illness or is it a diagnosis?

Help please! Is delusional psychosis just a symptom of mental illness or is it a diagnosis?

Psychosis: Delusional psychosis is a redundant term. Psychosis include hallucinations and/ or delusions. There are many forms of psychoses depending on the type of symptoms, length and severity of them, and the age group affected. All those elements are considered to reach a diagnosis in particular, and to determine the different etiologies, or causes, of the illness. ...Read more

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Can ptsd lead to symptoms of psychosis?

Can ptsd lead to symptoms of psychosis?

Sort of: Those with ptsd can have a variety of symptoms, e.g., flashbacks of the trauma, hyperalertness, or overreaction to casual statements that can look quite like psychosis. Usually, though these are transient and related directly to the trauma. Effective treatment of the ptsd typically makes the symptoms go away. ...Read more

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What are tell tale signs of psychosis?

What are tell tale signs of psychosis?

Psychosis: Is a symptom of break from reality. Can occur in psychotic disorders, mood disorders and organic such as from effect of illicit substances or medications or medical illnesses. ...Read more

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Psychosis stemming from a traumatic experience possible diagnoses?

Psychosis stemming from a traumatic experience possible diagnoses?

Psychosis: In predisposed individuals, psychotic breakdown could be brief reactive psychosi, psychosis nos, or ptsd with psychotic features. ...Read more

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Do doctors know of different types of psychoses?

Yes: Yes there are. From simple visual disturbances to thinking the fbi is about to kill you. Find a mental health specialist asap. ...Read more

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Can pineal tumors cause psychoses?

Can pineal tumors cause psychoses?

Not Generally: Pineal tumors do not typically cause psychoses. However a large tumor can affect the level of wakefulness and may affect thinking, concentration, etc. ...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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I have psychoses, how do I treat?

I have psychoses, how do I treat?

Antipsychotic drugs: Antipsychotic drugs are effective in reducing psychotic symptoms. ...Read more

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How long does it take for risperdal to treat psychosis?

How long does it take for risperdal to treat psychosis?

It depends: Risperdal is very effective as an antipsychotic. It may take several weeks along with careful monitoring and titration of the dose. I have seen people get better in a few days with a low dose and I have seen some requiring a higher dose over an extended period of time. ...Read more

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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 offer some advice for someone who's about to start treatment for psychosis?

Stay the course: It can be a very scary time, but it is great that you have started treatment. Make sure to get friends or family members on board, so they can support you. Nami is a great organization. Don't stop your medication abruptly-- be sure to talk to your doctor about any concerns you have. ...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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Have you ever cured with puerperal psychosis?

Have you ever cured with puerperal psychosis?

YES!: Puerperal psychosis is unfortunately not all that rare and goes under-reported and unrecognized in the vast majority of cases. Family support and loving relationship with your husband/partner should help diagnose and manage this dire psychiatric pathology before any harm to the family/others. Proper medical therapy can manage the vast majority of these cases and complete remission can be achieved. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of hyper pigmintattion?

How do I get rid of hyper pigmintattion?

Hydroquinone: Hyperpigmentation if often caused be inflammation du to injury or infection and the action of the sun. Hydroquinone, and sunscreens can revers the process and improve the hyperpigmentation. ...Read more

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Sick of shrink asking if I'm on drugs, is psychosis often drug related?

Sick of shrink asking if I'm on drugs, is psychosis often drug related?

Yes it can be!: Psychosis can be caused by mental illness, such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective d/o, major depressive d/o with psychosis, bad, ptsd-and substance use d/o. Therefore, it is important to ask about substance abuse. ...Read more

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Scared of clarithromycin. I have read about psychosis on the medication. I have mild anxiety (before use) and I've been on the pill for two days. Help?

Scared of clarithromycin. I have read about psychosis on the medication. I have mild anxiety (before use) and I've been on the pill for two days. Help?

Not necessary: Every medication has side effects. You will not know if you have that side effect or not without taking it. Manufacturers have to list every single side effect that people may have experienced for legal reasons that means even if only 1% got that side effect they list it. The likelihood of you getting that side effect though is very slim. ...Read more

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Genetic causes- splenomegaly, fatty liver, seizures, fatigue, psychosis and ataxia? Neg. For np a/b/c, lupus, wilson's and ashkenazi diseases

Genetic causes- splenomegaly, fatty liver, seizures, fatigue, psychosis and ataxia? Neg. For np a/b/c, lupus, wilson's and ashkenazi diseases

This is a lot: I wish my answer was as good as your question. Some of your symptoms could be part of an immunologically mediated illness. These as you know can have a genetic basis. You have looked in some important areas. Your evaluation may be a variety of laboratory studies genetics studies and tissue biopsies to help clarify. ...Read more

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How can I prevent postpartum psychosis?

How can I prevent postpartum psychosis?

Help: I assume you are working with a psychiatrist already. The first issue is whether you will breast feed. But your doctor should be able to tell you the risks of meds in breast milk. If you aren't going to breast feed then get back on medication. Cruise this website, I think there is a blog series on breast feeding and meds: http://womensmentalhealth. Emory. Edu ...Read more