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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Psychotic (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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What can cause a psychotic relapse?

Going off meds: going off meds or taking street drugs. talk to your doctor if you're afraid you're having slip[page ...Read more

Dr. Donald Jacobson
355 doctors shared insights

Psychotic (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 someone define psychotic for me?

Can someone define psychotic for me?

Yes: Mental disorders were traditionally divided into psychoses and neuroses. People with psychosis cannot distinguish what is real with what is not real. They may hear voices or see visions when no one is there. There can be many causes that range from infections to schizophrenia. There are good treatments available and professional help should be sought. ...Read more

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What is done for psychotic disorders?

What is done for psychotic disorders?

A few things: We try to manage the most overt symptoms with meds. We educate the patient about their sx. We help separate symptoms from reality. We help them cope with the sx. If we cannnot do this we find them places to live where they can be cared for and protected and be as independent as possible. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop becoming psychotic?

What can I do to stop becoming psychotic?

Stopping psychosis?: First a pix taking all illicit drugs and if u were diagnosed with any mental health condition , make sure u comply with u medication and follow u psychiatrist recommendation ...Read more

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What does "with psychotic features" mean?

What does "with psychotic features" mean?

Mental disorder plus: Psychosis basically is referring to a host of symptoms that are seen in many psychiatric disorders. Delusions, hallucinations, disorganized speech, disorganized behaviors and what are called negative symptoms ( flatness of affect, lack of energy, and slowed thinking). With psychotic features means mental disorder + 2 or more of the above present for significant portion of time in one month. ...Read more

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How can I tell if i'm actually psychotic?

How can I tell if i'm actually psychotic?

By consulting psychi: You need to consult with a psychiatrist who can take your whole history. Isolated """psychotic symptoms may be clinically meaningless, so i think reciting them all here would be doing you a disservice if you were just having an isolated psychological event. It. Can even be difficult for even a seasoned psychiatrist to tell if someone is psychotic. In those cases we obtain projective psychological testing to determine whether someone has a more subtle psychosis. Many people have psychosis like symptoms but are not actually psychotic. There is also such a thing as a pseudo-psychosis. Please consult with a psychiatrist because this is a very delicate subject. Fortunately the treatments are often quite effective. ...Read more

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How come i keep having psychotic episodes?

How come i keep having psychotic episodes?

Don't know.: To answer this question a very thorough history must be taken. It may be that you will need medication for the rest of your life to help with this. Consult a mental health practitioner to help you find the answer. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have a psychotic relapse?

How to tell if I have a psychotic relapse?

Psychotic relapse: In psychotic relapse, the symptoms you had before treatment would return. This can be paranoia, delusions, hallucinations, thought disorder, etc. If you were bipolar you could also have mood problems like depression or mania. ...Read more

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Can you tell me are psychotic disorders lifelong?

Can you tell me are psychotic disorders lifelong?

I'll try.: The conditions that cause life-long psychotic states are the schizophrenic conditions and the bipolar disorders. However, anyone can become psychotic temporarily from a variety of causes including drug abuse which can cause schizophreniform states. This is the shortest explanation i can give. ...Read more