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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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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


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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 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 about opiate therapy for severe mania and psychosis? It's something I want to look into.

If opiates cause depression what about 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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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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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 right choice for your specific case :) ...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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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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Dr. Brian Writer
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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)

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 ...Read more