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What is the difference between schizophrenia and a severe depression with psychotic features?

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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
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In brief: Psychosis

Is the common symptom, but the causes and the progression are very different.
Depression with psychosis can resolve and may never recur, but schizophrenia is a chronic illness.

In brief: Psychosis

Is the common symptom, but the causes and the progression are very different.
Depression with psychosis can resolve and may never recur, but schizophrenia is a chronic illness.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry

In brief: Dep. vs. Schiz.

Depression with psychosis shows psychotic symptoms that are congruent with the mood, ex.
Hearing voices saying bad things about them. Schizophrenia is non-congruent or bizarre hallucinations such as voices of aliens discussing the person between each other, or bizarre delusions, while in depression the delusions are negative or derogatory, etc.

In brief: Dep. vs. Schiz.

Depression with psychosis shows psychotic symptoms that are congruent with the mood, ex.
Hearing voices saying bad things about them. Schizophrenia is non-congruent or bizarre hallucinations such as voices of aliens discussing the person between each other, or bizarre delusions, while in depression the delusions are negative or derogatory, etc.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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