Psychosis

Psychosis is a psychic disorder in which there is a loss of touch to reality and affects the brain's information processing. It is also associated with the occurence of hallucination or delusion. However, it is not the disease itself and is an underlying sign of a psychotic disorder like schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. A psychotic episode is manifested by audio, visual and tactile hallucinations, and delusions.

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How to help a cannabis addict?

Query: Hi doctor, A patient who is Chars(hashish) addict and suffering from severe anger, aggressiveness is thinking that his mother and sister are against him. Doctor suggested a capsule Co-Depricap (olanzapine-fluoxetine) for him to take once every night. But the patient is not cooperating. He took medi...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth Nagda

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. These are symptoms of acute psychosis, which leads to suspiciousness, hallucinations, and delusions. It happens due to a chemical imbalance of certain neurotransmitters in the brain. Levels of dopamine are usually increased, and medicines will help reduce the level a...  Read Full »

Are there epilepsies that do not cause physical seizures?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from a wide array of mental symptoms for around nine years. Some years ago, I went to see a neurologist. He took an EEG, and found "epileptiform activity", I think in temporal lobes. So he said I have epilepsy and prescribed Valproate. He said my depersonalisation...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Neurologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. EEG (electroencephalogram)is not a diagnostic tool in itself. EEG can show abnormality in a normal person and also can be normal in epilepsy patients. Few EEG changes can be seen in normal and abnormal conditions. As you mentioned that your symptom is psychotic like,...  Read Full »

How to help a patient who is suffering from a mental disorder for 24 years?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother has been suffering from a mental disorder for 24 years (from my birth). My dad took her to the hospital and gave her the treatment, but no use even after two years of prescribed medicine. It had been 20 years of not using any medicine and treatment. Since my birth, I did not ha...  Read Full »


Dr. Ruhi Satija

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry to hear about your situation. I can imagine how hard it must be for you. You have not mentioned the diagnosis in your query, so I cannot suggest what needs to be done, but I will explain how it works. The fact that you mentioned that she does not remember ...  Read Full »

My mother hurts and dislikes everyone around her. Is it a bipolar disorder?

Query: Hi doctor,My mother seems to have severe OCD or symptoms of schizophrenia. She hoards things and stopped bathing. She has chronic asthma and not taking medicines. She has attacked her sisters. She dislikes everyone and she has a feeling of running away. She used to listen only to me but now she avoi...  Read Full »


Dr. Kumarshri Shriniwas Saraswat

Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist, Sleep Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Currently, your mother has symptoms of suicidal thoughts, poor self-care, episodes of violence and irritation, hoarding things, picking hair with compulsive symptoms and she is not ready to seek treatment for the illness present in her. Though she has some compulsive sy...  Read Full »

Will continuous intake of Carbidopa-Levodopa exacerbate hallucinations?

Query: I made mistake. Since carbidopa levodopa can precipitate or exacerbate hallucinations, i need to correct myself My wife takes 2 x 0.5 tabs 25/100 carbidopa daily.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Thanks for using Icliniq. I do not understand what do you mean by 'I made mistake'. You are right in saying that carbidopa and levodopa combination may precipitate psychosis but it does not mean that it occurs in all. I also like to tell you that the studies have revealed that almost 40% of indivi...  Read Full »

I am diagnosed with substance-induced psychosis and taking medicines. Is it permanent?

Query: Hello, I have been diagnosed with substance induced psychosis 2 years ago and I started taking anti-psychotics along with a mood stabilizer and other anti-depressants however now I'm only on mood stabilizer and therapy, I would like to know if this illness will be permanent or if its going to subsid...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Psychiatrist

Answer: thank you for taking help from a psychiatrist. I can understand your concern about it. your illness will be under control on medications. let me explain you in simple language. When a patient is suffering from diabetes, the doctor needs to control or manage sugar level. To control sugar, the patien...  Read Full »

How to manage herpes encephalitis?

Query: Hi doctor, My brother had COVID-19, and it developed into encephalitis. The neurologists are saying it could be viral or limbic. We wonder if you can help diagnose if we sent you the MRI images and laboratory reports. His symptoms are confusion (he thinks that his kids are his brothers), hallucinati...  Read Full »


Dr. Gursimran

Neurologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sorry to know regarding this problem that your brother is facing. After reading the history and checking his reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), viral encephalitis is more likely given the MRI images. And the hallucination and psychosis are because...  Read Full »

Will my husband shouting at me affect my baby?

Query: Hi doctor, My husband is very broadminded and good hearted. He is an all rounder in every arena, both at home and outside. He can manage anything and can do any task. But, he quickly gets irritated when saw any flaw around. He expects me to be 100% perfectionist in any work at home. Due to the irr...  Read Full »


Dr. Mehwish Mursaleen

Psychologist Counsellor

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I completely understand that you are facing a hard time dealing with your husband at times he gets irritated and you feel concerned about your baby if she gets affected by this attitude. Here, I am telling you something related to psychological theories and research findi...  Read Full »

What are the ways to overcome OCD?

Query: Hi doctor, I used to be really depressed about a year ago and this lasted for about three year and I had common OCD symptoms and was in fact diagnosed with a mild case. But now I am better of sorts and I do not have depression but there is still one thing that I am concerned about. About two times ...  Read Full »


Dr. Mustafa Ibrahim

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The psychiatric illnesses are either neurosis or psychosis.There are a number of diseases under each category and there some interference in symptoms between the diseases of the the same category. For example depression and OCD are under neurosis category, so the pati...  Read Full »

I feel tired and anxious after taking Abilify. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am so anxious and sleeping 9 to 10 hours per day. It has begun when I start taking Abilify pills and Akineton. Why I feel so tired every day?  Read Full »


Dr. Nidhi Jain Bukharia

General Practitioner, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please answer me a few more questions. Do you have any of the following symptoms? Persistent low mood, disturbed appetite, loss of interest in previously pleasurable activities, ideas of hopelessness, ideas of helplessness, ideas of suicide and persistent headache. Wh...  Read Full »

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