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Does being psychotic cause behavior problems?

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Dr. Kevin Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
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In brief: It can

When a person is psychotic, he or she may become out of touch with reality.
A person who is hallucinating and hearing voices, for example, may talk to him or herself. A person with paranoid delusions may build a bunker to protect him or herself. I knew a patient who ran 15 miles on a highway because he said he heard a voice telling him to do it. So the answer is: absolutely.

In brief: It can

When a person is psychotic, he or she may become out of touch with reality.
A person who is hallucinating and hearing voices, for example, may talk to him or herself. A person with paranoid delusions may build a bunker to protect him or herself. I knew a patient who ran 15 miles on a highway because he said he heard a voice telling him to do it. So the answer is: absolutely.
Dr. Kevin Passer
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Dr. Jonathan Nehrer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Often

Often psychotic patients misbehave because they are not thinking clearly.
However please keep in mind that not everyone who misbehaves is psychotic.

In brief: Often

Often psychotic patients misbehave because they are not thinking clearly.
However please keep in mind that not everyone who misbehaves is psychotic.
Dr. Jonathan Nehrer
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