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How do doctors treat depression plus psychosis?

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Dr. Chris Esguerra
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Safety first

We first ensure the person is safe by assessing for suicidal or homicidal thoughts.
Generally, treatment is a combination of an antidepressant and an antipsychotic medication. If there is no response to treatment or the symptoms are very severe, electro-convulsive therapy (ECT) is also a treatment option.

In brief: Safety first

We first ensure the person is safe by assessing for suicidal or homicidal thoughts.
Generally, treatment is a combination of an antidepressant and an antipsychotic medication. If there is no response to treatment or the symptoms are very severe, electro-convulsive therapy (ECT) is also a treatment option.
Dr. Chris Esguerra
Dr. Chris Esguerra
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Dr. Douglas Bey
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Medicine & therapy

20% respond to antidepressants.
20% respond to antipsychotics 80% respond to a combination of both. Therapy always helps.

In brief: Medicine & therapy

20% respond to antidepressants.
20% respond to antipsychotics 80% respond to a combination of both. Therapy always helps.
Dr. Douglas Bey
Dr. Douglas Bey
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