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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Psychosis (Overview)

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 is not really there.


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Can working with mk801 cause psychosis?

Can working with mk801 cause psychosis?

Ingestion: Not sure what you mean by "working with" but certainly there are risks from ingestion, see: http://sgoti. Ws/ytlhwg. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
319 Doctors shared insights

Psychosis (Overview)

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 is not really there.


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A psychiatrist tells me psychosis is just around the corner for me as I am having mood swings and am emotionally unstable. What does he mean?

A psychiatrist tells me psychosis is just around the corner for me as I am having mood swings and am emotionally unstable. What does he mean?

Warning Signs: Psychosis can occur in many different psychiatric illnesses such as bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder and schizophrenia. Often there are warning signs that psychosis is about to break through. Changes in mood, erratic behaviors, difficulty relating to others can be warning signs. At this point it is very important for one to work closely with her/his psychiatrist to avoid any psychosis. ...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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Should I go into the mental hospital today to get my psychosis treated? What do I have to do to get in? How long will it take to get in? Some tips?

Should I go into the mental hospital today to get my psychosis treated? What do I have to do to get in? How long will it take to get in? Some tips?

In most states: One way is going to the emergency room will suffice. While there, a mental health worker will take down your information, find a psychiatric hospital that's suitable for your needs and have you transported (some of the time, depends on the situation). All you do is show up and tell what's wrong. The ER can take hours or minutes of waiting; maybe bring a book to read. You can also see your MD. ...Read more

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Life seems unreal and irrelevant at the moment could this be residual psychosis?

Life seems unreal and irrelevant at the moment could this be residual psychosis?

It could be: You're experiencing derealization and depersonalization. These can occur in almost any of the psychiatric conditions. If you previously had a psychosis is likely part of that post psychotic experience and should resolve itself shortly. ...Read more

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

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 are common treatments for anxiety, depression and psychosis?

Depression with: Psychosis is treated with antidepressants for long term recovery and with antipsychotics for short term symptom control. ...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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I'm wondering how long does it take to get rid of a psychotic ex-friend?

I'm wondering how long does it take to get rid of a psychotic ex-friend?

I don't understand?: I think what you're saying is that you are being bothered by an ex friend who is psychotic. We do not have crystal balls and cannot predict how long something like this would go on. If you are being stalked or harassed then I would recommend that you contact the local police department and get a restraining order. Other than that do what you can to protect yourself. Best wishes. ...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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Can a bike-car accident trigger psychosis and symptoms of schizophernia.?

Can a bike-car accident trigger psychosis and symptoms of schizophernia.?

Although it might: Be the straw that broke the camel's back, the schizophrenia was probably developing before a car or bike accident. ...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

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How often can you actually get tactile hallucinations with psychosis?

How often can you actually get tactile hallucinations with psychosis?

Possible: Tactile hallucinations can occur with psychosis but are usually overshadowed by visual and auditory hallucinations. When alone I would look for other causes such as drugs (marijuana, ecstasy), seizures, nerve damage and other neurologic disorders. ...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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What is the highest risk of psychosis mcq?

What is the highest risk of psychosis mcq?

What is mcq?: I don't understand what your question means -- what is mcq? ...Read more

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What causes psychosis?

What causes psychosis?

???????: That is the million dollar question. However, people with genertic preparedness can develop psychosis under stresss. Also certain meds and chemicals can increase the risk and at times precipitate psychosis. I.e. stimulants such as those used to treat ASHD, Cannabinoids increase the risk of psychosis by 700%... other street drugs may do so as well ...Read more

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What defines psychosis?

What defines psychosis?

Psychosis is: Essentially a break from reality. People can be come delusional, paranoid, hear and see things that others don't hear or see. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What is florid psychosis?

What is florid psychosis?

Obvious psychosis: Florid psychosis usually means a period in which symptoms are glaringly obvious, such as hallucinations, illusions, and delusions. The individual often has flight of ideas, meaning he jumps from one topic to another irrationally. ...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


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