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Dr. Alan Ali
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Psychoses (Overview)

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 (not understanding one's situation).


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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
291 doctors shared insights

Psychoses (Overview)

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 (not understanding one's situation).


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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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