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Is schizophrenia a worse form of depression with psychotic features?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Reynolds
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: No

Depression with psychotic features is a break with reality that occurs during a severe depression.
Schizophrenia entails six months of symptoms that significantly impair functioning, are not due to drug use or another mental illness, including depression.Symptoms may include hallucinations, delusions (fixed beliefs that aren't true), disorganized speech and behavior, lack of drive and emotion etc.

In brief: No

Depression with psychotic features is a break with reality that occurs during a severe depression.
Schizophrenia entails six months of symptoms that significantly impair functioning, are not due to drug use or another mental illness, including depression.Symptoms may include hallucinations, delusions (fixed beliefs that aren't true), disorganized speech and behavior, lack of drive and emotion etc.
Dr. Mark Reynolds
Dr. Mark Reynolds
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Dr. Maureen Nash
Psychiatry - Geriatric
5 doctors agree

In brief: No

But it can be a challenge to tell for sure at a single point in time.

In brief: No

But it can be a challenge to tell for sure at a single point in time.
Dr. Maureen Nash
Dr. Maureen Nash
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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: No

Schizoprenia is a seperate condition.
It is not the same as depression with psychotic features.

In brief: No

Schizoprenia is a seperate condition.
It is not the same as depression with psychotic features.
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
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