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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
359 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 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

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Can you tell me, are psychotic disorders lifelong?

Some are but: Others are not. For instance - a brief reactive psychosis is time limited. ...Read more

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After being psychotic is it normal to worry about relapse?

After being psychotic is it normal to worry about relapse?

DEFINITELY!!: Definitely it is typical to have this concern. Stick with your treatment and learn what the precipitants are. Stay on meds if prescribed and get good rest diet and exercise. ...Read more

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What are the signs that happen before you become psychotic ?

What are the signs that happen before you become psychotic ?

Various: Psychosis has both positive and negative signs. Positive signs are hallucinations and delusions as well as confused thinking. Negative symptoms include lack of goal oriented behavior and restricted emotions. If someone is experiencing any of the above it is possible they are in the early stages of psychosis. If you have such concerns consult with a mental health professional. ...Read more

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Scared i'm going psychotic again no one taking me seriously advice?

Find a new counselor: Find one who will listen to you better, then work with a team you develop with that person. ...Read more

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Could I have a psychotic relapse even though i'm taking my medications?

Could I have a psychotic relapse even though i'm taking my medications?

Psychosis & Relapse: Often times, medications need adjustments, even as an outpatient so the patient can get back on track. Smoking and tobacco use may reduce the levels in one's system of certain medications. A patient may have been stabilized on an anti- psychotic medication in the hospital and then after discharge and when the smoking starts back, the levels fall and the person may become more psychotic. ...Read more

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If I , sometimes , completely disconnect from a situation that I am actually living and replace it for something else am I psychotic?

If I , sometimes , completely disconnect from a situation that I am actually living and replace it for something else am I psychotic?

Disconnect: The options for what may explain these symptoms include: 1) depersonalization; 2) derealization; 3) dissociation; 4)psychosis; 5)medications or drug reaction; 6) medical problem. Depersonalization - feeling like you standing outside yourself watching what id going on - and derealization - feeling like you are seeing the world through a fog - are more common with panic. Des measure dissociation. ...Read more

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Is it a mental/psychotic issue to be suscpitious about every single action of a person to the point of spying at all times? Can they be helped?

Is it a mental/psychotic issue to be suscpitious about every single action of a person to the point of spying at all times? Can they be helped?

Paranoia: Yes, suspiciousness can reach psychotic proportions. Spying isn't diagnostic of any particular mental disorder, but a psychiatric evaluation could determine if one is present. Some people who have been mistreated by others become very suspicious to avoid being hurt again. If there's an illness and the person is willing, treatment could be provided. ...Read more

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By the definition of psychotic then copernicus/newton/antibloodletting drs are psychotic? As they were "out of touch" w/predominant views of time?

Science and logic : They may have been considered by some people as psychotic. However, then they made their case with scientific observations and logical thinking, i would hope that people viewed them for that they were and that is people of science. ...Read more

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How is psychotic disorder treated?

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