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Whats psychotic depression?

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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Psychotic

Depression is any depressive episode that includes psychotic symptoms like hearing voices, seeing visions or feeling paranoid.

In brief: Psychotic

Depression is any depressive episode that includes psychotic symptoms like hearing voices, seeing visions or feeling paranoid.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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Dr. Kira Stein
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Rare but possible

Rarely, a clinical depressive episode is so severe that low mood is accompanied by psychosis, often seen as a loss of reality with derogating auditory hallucinations, paranoia and sometimes suicidal thoughts.
This is treatable, but needs to be dealt with immediately by seeing a psychiatrist. If in danger of harming self or others, then first seek care at the emergency room or call 911.

In brief: Rare but possible

Rarely, a clinical depressive episode is so severe that low mood is accompanied by psychosis, often seen as a loss of reality with derogating auditory hallucinations, paranoia and sometimes suicidal thoughts.
This is treatable, but needs to be dealt with immediately by seeing a psychiatrist. If in danger of harming self or others, then first seek care at the emergency room or call 911.
Dr. Kira Stein
Dr. Kira Stein
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depression

Psychosis in depression usually involves delusions of guilt or annihilation or of negative content, or hallucinations of derogatory nature such as voices telling the person he/she is bad or deserves to die or is worthless.

In brief: Depression

Psychosis in depression usually involves delusions of guilt or annihilation or of negative content, or hallucinations of derogatory nature such as voices telling the person he/she is bad or deserves to die or is worthless.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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