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What is the difference between mania and psychosis?

What is the difference between mania and psychosis?

A lot.: Mania is a state of hyperactivity and excitability both physically and mentally that impairs normal functioning, decision-making and social interaction. As mania progresses a person may become aggressive, self-destructive, even suicidal or homicidal. Often psychosis occurs where one may be delusional, paranoid and hallucinatory. Grandiosity, insomnia days at a time and foolish spending are common. ...Read more

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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


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What is the difference between someone who is bipolar/manic and psychotic?

What is the difference between someone who is bipolar/manic and psychotic?

Bipolar: Manic depression cycles thru manic and depressed episodes. They can have psychotic episodes where thoughts become disorganized, illogical, such as delusion or hallucinations, and behavior irrational or bizarre. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the difference between a manic episode and a psychotic break down?

Can you tell me about the difference between a manic episode and a psychotic break down?

Can be difficult: During the acute phase of either condition it may be difficult to tell the difference. Over time, it might be easier, but the more important thing at the moment is to find a safe place to relieve the intense distress and other extreme symptoms. After the storm is over, a good evaluation will help diagnosis and a treatment plan can be begun. Get help now! Then plan for the future. Best wishes! ...Read more

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If opiates cause depression what about opiate therapy for severe mania and psychosis? It's something I want to look into.

If opiates cause depression what about opiate therapy for severe mania and psychosis? It's something I want to look into.

Not a good idea: The issue with "severe mania and psychosis" is not just the mania. It's the mood instability itself -- which can periodically manifest as depression as well. The cycles may be very fast. "Opiate therapy" is not an acceptable or helpful treatment for bipolar disorder. In fact, opiates could destabilize the person further -- especially if the s/he has addictive tendencies. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have bipolar 1 with psychosis. Has anyone else noticed in mania or hypomania things sound and look better than normal?

What do you suggest if I have bipolar 1 with psychosis. Has anyone else noticed in mania or hypomania things sound and look better than normal?

Treatment : Bipolar disorder is a serious condition that has many effective treatments.

Mania is complicated by psychosis 40% of the time which can alter how things look and sound. ...Read more

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Tell me about mania with psychotic features with it pathophysiology sign and symptom treatment prevention?

Tell me about mania with psychotic features with it pathophysiology sign and symptom treatment prevention?

Huge essay question: Mania w/psychotic features is part of bipolar disorder. Presents with rapid [sometimes unintelligible] speech; grandiose delusions of unlimited wealth or power; excitement; irritability; increased energy; can hallucinate. Treatment: antipsychotic agents such as seroquel, (quetiapine) and mood stabilizing medications such as lithium or depakote, etc. See http://www.Webmd. Com/bipolar-disorder/default. Htm. ...Read more

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Which anti psychotic is more preferred for acute mania mixed bipolar disorder aripiprazole or paliperidone?

Acute mania meds: Atypical antipsychotics have been increasingly used for (and gaining FDA approval for) acute mania. Both meds mentioned (abilify (aripiprazole) & paliperidone) are in this class and can be used to treat acute mania. Other atypicals are also used. Li, VPA, and some typical antipsychotics are FDA approved in acute mania as well. Talk with your doc to make the right choice for your specific case :) ...Read more

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I'm diagnosed w/major depression w/psychotic episodes. I've also developed mania. I'm on several meds & still experience things. Can I get disability?

I'm diagnosed w/major depression w/psychotic episodes. I've also developed mania. I'm on several meds & still experience things. Can I get disability?

Possibly: You will have to be seen by a Psychiatrist who can certify you as having a disability that prevents you from being employed and he.she can also put you in touch with the state system that can assist you.
This depends on how old you are and whether you qualify medically and financially ...Read more

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I think I may have it, but what really is manic psychosis?

Manic psycosis: Manic psycosis is a disorder that can be defined by an elevated or irritable mood, delusions of grandeur, sleeplessness, and irrational judgement. It can be accompanied or alternated with periods of depression. Together it is called bipolar disorder. There is treament. Please seek medical attention from a psychiatrist or your physician. ...Read more

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I was under the influence of alcohol and drugs. I manic breakout and went extremely psychotic. Please help.

I was under the influence of alcohol and drugs. I manic breakout and went extremely psychotic. Please help.

If you are psychotic: & manic now — please have someone drive you to the nearest ER. You can call 911 if needed for transport. ...Read more

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Can I take seroquel (quetiapine) as a prn as im feeling a manic psychotic episode coming on. If I can what dosage until I see my psych.

Can I take seroquel (quetiapine) as a prn as im feeling a manic psychotic episode coming on. If I can what dosage until I see my psych.

Whoah! Call doc STAT: Seroquel (quetiapine) isn't a prn med & a patient shouldn't be self-medicating for mania. If you've been previously prescribed it & your providers are operating on the assumption you've reached a steady-state blood level, that's an issue too. Go to ER or contact on-call doc immediately if your mania is/was debilitating, especially if you've become psychotic in the past. Meantime, no alcohol/illicit drugs! ...Read more

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My husband is schizophrenic, psychotic, bipolar, and has mdd. He is now undergoing emt and each treatment makes him more manic than ever before.?

My husband is schizophrenic, psychotic, bipolar, and has mdd.  He is now undergoing emt and each treatment makes him more manic than ever before.?

He cannot have all: Of those diagnoses. Usually when someone presents with that array of symptoms they are described as schizoaffective, bipolar type. Generally when someone has the condition they spend more time in depressive phase than they do in the manic phase. The emt therapy is likely bringing him out of depression and temporarily sending him into mania. That is controlled with anticonvulsant mood stabilizers and antipsychotic medication dosage adjustments. Antidepressants are usually minimized to avoid the mania that they can induce. Please talk to your husbands psychiatrist about this and express your observations and concerns. I'm sure that the treating physician will be grateful for the input. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can a bad combination of psychiatric medications cause a bipolar patient to become manic? The meds are an anti-psychotic, an antidepressant, & a mood stablilizer.

Can a bad combination of psychiatric medications cause a bipolar patient to become manic? The meds are an anti-psychotic, an antidepressant, & a mood stablilizer.

Meds & mania: While antidepressants alone can trigger mania, usually antipsychotic medications and mood stabilizers are not only protective, but are the treatments for mania. Of course, I don't have the doses prescribed. Sometimes a person has a particularly severe natural mood swing and baseline meds need to be adjusted. The faster your psychiatrist knows about this, the faster she can act. Communicate asap. ...Read more

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What is the difference between dementia and mania?

What is the difference between dementia and mania?

Difference: Dementia refers to brain degeneration, such as either Alzheimers (which involves plaques that build up in the brains cells and structures, or dementia because of restricted or otherwise disrupted blood flow to the brain. Mania refers to a neurotransmitter imbalance that markedly elevates mood, occasionally to the point of the sufferer becoming psychotic. ...Read more

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What is the difference between schizoprenia and psychosis?

What is the difference between schizoprenia and psychosis?

Similar: Schizophrenia is a disease characterized by either hallucinations and/or delusions-which are called psychosis. The main difference is that most all schizophrenics have some form of psychosis or disordered thoughts, but not all with psychosis have schizophrenia. There may be 100 different conditions which can cause psychosis. Psychosis is a symptom, like a fever is a symptom which has many causes. ...Read more

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What is the difference between psychosis and schizophrenia?

What is the difference between psychosis and schizophrenia?

Psychosis: Schizophrenia is a psychotic disorder not attributed to by organic (medical) causes for the symptoms, or by substance use.
Psychosis could be primary symptom or caused by any of the above attributes (organic psychosis) or mood disorders such as bipolar do, or personality do's such as borderline personality. ...Read more

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In psychosis, what is the difference between tic and mannerism?

In psychosis, what is the difference between tic and mannerism?

Not in psychosis: Neither is typical for psychosis though of course may incidentally co-occur. A tic is a short tightening and release of a small group of muscles. If you force yourself not to, tension will grow increasingly uncomfortable, squeezing one's eyes tightly shut, then opening is a common tic. Mannerisms are more complex gestures. They are just habitual. Multiple persistent tics comprise tourettesyndrom. ...Read more

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What is the difference between "baby blues, " depression, and postpartum psychosis?

What is the difference between "baby blues, " depression, and postpartum psychosis?

Symptoms, Severity: The "baby blues" refers to symptoms of depression that can be experienced by women after giving birth. These symptoms usually do not significantly interfere with daily functioning. Postpartum depression is a full-blown episode of depression following birth, and it can be quite severe and disabling. Postpartum psychosis refers to symptoms of hallucinations and bizarre thoughts following birth. ...Read more

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What is the difference between puerperal psychosis and post-natal depression? Are they really different?

What is the difference between puerperal psychosis and post-natal depression? Are they really different?

Yes: These are separate problems. Puerpal psychosis specfically has to do with bizarre thoughts and hallucinations. Postpartum depression can include psychotic symptoms, but it requires the presence of significant depressive symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the difference between schizotypal personality disorder with psychosis and schizophrenia or delusional disorder?

What is the difference between schizotypal personality disorder with psychosis and schizophrenia or delusional disorder?

Significant diff's: People with schizotypal personality are characterized by marked eccentricity in thought and behavior. Any additional psychosis is not felt to represent a primary psychotic disorder such as schizophrenia. The psychotic disorder is sometimes thought to be secondary outgrowth from the schizotypal personality disorder who has been stressed. Delusional disorder is simply an isolated delusion in the absence of a major psychosis such as schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is characterized by hallucinatory experiences, marked decrease in psychosocial function, and what are referred to as negative symptoms referring to the psycho social isolation that is experienced. ...Read more

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What's the difference between psychosis and neurosis?

What's the difference between psychosis and neurosis?

Severity: The distinction doesn't exist in the current diagnostic system, however the difference was based on the notion that neurotic disorders were ones that were not as serious and did not affect the perception of reality (hallucinations, delusions). ...Read more

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What's the difference between schizophrenia and psychosis?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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What's the difference between schizophrenia and psychosis?

Psychosis: Schizophrenia is a thought disorder which has psychosis as one of its several symptoms. Psychosis is a symptom that can occur in schizophrenia or other disorders such as mood disorders, substance abuse, or secondary to medical illnesses or medications. ...Read more

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Difference between extreme anxiety and psychosis?

Difference between extreme anxiety and psychosis?

Extreme anxiety: Indicates that you are in touch w/reality. Your perception of events may be accurate or may be exaggerated however. Some anxiety is life protecting but too much interferes w/coping. Psychosis is being out of touch w/reality via delusions and/or hallucinations, e.g., hearing voices, seeing thing, being paranoid. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between the grandiose delusions in mania and schizophrenia?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Is there a difference between the grandiose delusions in mania and schizophrenia?

Delusions: Delusions in mania are usually grandiose involving themes of power & religious in nature. Delusions in schizophrenia are mostly bizarre & persecutory. ...Read more

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How can I tell the difference between psychosis and bipolar?

How can I tell the difference between psychosis and bipolar?

Some overlap: Psychosis means a disturbance of the perception of reality, such as hallucinations of paranoia. This can happen with bipolar disorder too — but with bipolar the primary symptoms involve mood changes -episodes of depression and mood elevations. ...Read more

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What's the difference between major depression and psychosis depression?

What's the difference between major depression and psychosis depression?

Psychosis: Psychotic depression is depression that is associated with any symptoms of psychosis like delusions, hallucinations or paranoia. ...Read more

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What's the difference between postpartum depression and psychosis?

What's the difference between postpartum depression and psychosis?

Varies: First off, it's very important to distinguish if there is psychosis present without a clinical depression, a depressive episode without psychosis, or both. There are many treatment options including a wide array of medication and non-medication interventions. The top priority is to ensure the immediate safety of both the mother and child(ren). ...Read more

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Is there a difference between bipolar nos and psychosis depression?

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Is there a difference between bipolar nos and psychosis depression?

Bipilar: Nos is manic depression not otherwise specifies, meaning criteria do not fit bipolar diagnosis criteria. Depression with psychosis is major depression with psychotic features such as hallucinations. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Psychosis (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