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Can anyone explain psychotic depression to me?

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Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
9 doctors agree

In brief: Depression plus

Depression refers to sustained depressed or irritable mood & changes in sleep, appetite, & energy level, maybe suicidality.
Sometimes, with severe depression, people become psychtic, with hallucinations (e.g., voices saying "you deserve to die") or delusions (e.g., "my body is rotting"). These sx relate to depressive themes & typically go away with successful rx of the depression.

In brief: Depression plus

Depression refers to sustained depressed or irritable mood & changes in sleep, appetite, & energy level, maybe suicidality.
Sometimes, with severe depression, people become psychtic, with hallucinations (e.g., voices saying "you deserve to die") or delusions (e.g., "my body is rotting"). These sx relate to depressive themes & typically go away with successful rx of the depression.
Dr. Glen Elliott
Dr. Glen Elliott
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Dr. William Holmes
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
6 doctors agree

In brief: Thought Disorders

Psychotic depression refers to an episode of major depression accompanied by what are known as "thought disorders".
These may include hallucinations (hearing voices, seeing things that aren't there) or delusions (bizarre thoughts that are rigidly held despite evidence to the contrary.

In brief: Thought Disorders

Psychotic depression refers to an episode of major depression accompanied by what are known as "thought disorders".
These may include hallucinations (hearing voices, seeing things that aren't there) or delusions (bizarre thoughts that are rigidly held despite evidence to the contrary.
Dr. William Holmes
Dr. William Holmes
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