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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What is the treatment for seizure episodes in my 15-year-old sister?

Query: Hello doctor, My sister has been having seizures. So, we consulted a doctor, who said she has abnormal brain activity. Her EEG showed abnormal spikes. Currently, she is taking Levipil 1000,  twice a day. What is going on with my sister? No one is explaining anything, and the medication is affecti...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and understand your concerns. Regarding seizures, Levipil (Levetiracetam) is a good option for treatment of seizure disorder, and I think your doctor has taken the right decision. Now regarding the behavioral changes that you mentioned, I woul...  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

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. ...  Read Full »

Is auditory hallucination a sign of psychosis?

Query: Hi doctor, I just experienced the first auditory hallucination of my life. An infomercial inside my head where one voice speaks like advertising and another sings a slogan repeatedly. This was not something from my memory. It is not even a real company. When plugging my ears, it got even louder. I ...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. As of now, I do not think it is a hallucination. If you had some perception issue, you would not complain about this. Insight is absent in psychosis. You are yourself trying to find a reason. This could be due to severe anxiety due to sleep d...  Read Full »

What can be the reason for my father's sudden behavioral changes?

Query: Hello doctor, My father has been a diabetic patient for the past 20 years. Six months ago, he got affected by pulmonary tuberculosis and got administered with anti-TB drugs and insulin was administered in basal bolus regimen. Now both TB and diabetes are well under control. For the past one week, h...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. From your description, I feel it is more than just stress. A simple thing such as stress cannot be attributed to these many complex symptoms. In my opinion, there are two possibilities which should be ruled out before calling it just stres...  Read Full »

My cousin is not talking to anyone and remains silent. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My cousin is a 23 year old student who is good at academics. He has limited himself to his room. He is not going out at all. Nowadays his exams are over. He does not talk with our family members. He does not have food for days together. If anyone, even his mother tries to talk with hi...  Read Full »


Dr. Ravi M Soni

Answer: Hi,  Welcome to icliniq.com. Depending upon the symptoms you have described, in 23 year old student, there are two possibilities: 1. Psychic breakout: He might have experienced some psychic breakout in this age like, failure in the exams, scolding from the parents or teachers, failure in love and ...  Read Full »

Will my cognitive deficits reverse after taking treatment?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a psychotic episode five months back, and I was treated with Olanzapine. Unfortunately, I stopped the medication abruptly, and since then, I have noticed bad cognitive deficits and deficits in empathy. I am being treated again after three months without medication and this time with...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. I suggest that you may have psychosis. It will affect cognition if you have a long duration of psychosis. It is reversible if you take care of your cognition. I suggest continuing your medication and to follow...  Read Full »

I am experiencing tingling in my right arm and feet, headaches, and dizziness. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been experiencing tingling in my right arm and feet, headaches, and dizziness for about one week. I had these symptoms for the first time. I am currently having Quetiapine. Please, what kind of health condition might be the reason behind my symptoms, and is it an emergency to go a...  Read Full »


Dr. Florilyn Joyce Chulsi Bentrez

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for the query. Is the right side of the face also tingling? Why are you taking in Quetiapine? What is it for? Are you diagnosed with hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease? I suggest you undergo MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) stroke protocol and chec...  Read Full »

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 N. Nagda

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

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

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 »

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