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Psychotic Disorder

Psychotic disorder is a severe mental illness that affects an individual's ability to think or perceive things and causes behavioral changes. The symptomatic manifestations include delusions and hallucinations.

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My sister is having marriage problems. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My sister is 36 years, married, and she has four kids. She always faces problems with her husband. The same complaint is always there. He is humiliating me. He sees me as useless. He is neglecting me. He does not respect me. When I tried talking to her, I saw that her self-esteem is low a...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is very important to stay away from social media. It is not a true life. Make her spend time with family and friends. Fix her duration to spend time with mobile or electronic gadgets. Give her books to read. Divert her to spend quality time for creative hobbies like...  Read Full »

Why do I keep stumbling over words nowadays?

Query: Hello doctor, In general, I am in good health and a functional, if not happy, person. Recently, I have undergone emotional stress and strain which has brought on symptoms similar to ones I have had under similar circumstances in the past. This time, however, it is a lot worse. In the past, I have te...  Read Full »

Dr. Gayatri P Saraf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I appreciate you making an effort to write in and seek help. It is not easy to go through something like this, especially when you know that it is not true. You seem to have had brief psychotic symptoms which can sometimes be brought on by severe stress. Based on the s...  Read Full »

Can hair stop growing and start thinning because of psychotic breakdowns?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 36-year-old female. My weight is 242 pounds, and my height is 5'4. I have been diagnosed with GAD and agoraphobia. My symptoms are severe. I am writing to receive medical advice regarding my hair. I suffered a severe psychotic breakdown a few years back, and my hair stopped grow...  Read Full »

Dr. Subhash Kashyap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is sad to hear about your psychiatry problems, but in fact, any stressful mental or physical condition of the body leads to the alteration in hair growth, and thus hair thinning and hair fall can happen. So it is very important that you first treat your psychiatry co...  Read Full »

I am on anti-psychotic medicines and drank alcohol. Can antipsychotic medications are still effective?

Query: Hi doctor, I started taking Latuda (anti-psychotic) one month ago because I have schizophrenia. It takes six weeks for it to take full effect. It is now one month, and I have to take this medicine for two more weeks. But I had an emergency yesterday, and I drank two beers. Should I be worried about ...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnui

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Latuda (Lurasidone) is an antipsychotic drug. As per clinical advice, it is better to avoid alcohol while on psychoactive drugs. But taking alcohol does not mean that the effects of a drug shall be compromised. The risk of side effects can increase. You have taken a co...  Read Full »

Do vitamin supplements cure mental illness?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20-year-old male diagnosed with SAD. My Psychiatrist prescribed me Tablets Clonazepam 0.5 mg, Escitalopram 5 mg at night, and Modafinil 50 mg in the morning. He also recommended some tests (Vitamin D and B12, thyroid profile, LFT, KFT). I started taking the medicines before my test...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for taking help from a Psychiatrist. You may have SAD (seasonal affective disorder). Vitamin deficiency can be one of the factors for mental illness, but that does not mean that vitamins will correct your mental illness and get cured. Mental illness is due to th...  Read Full »

Can Risperidone have an effect after two months?

Query: Hello doctor, I discontinued Risperidone two months ago. I have not had any psychotic symptoms. I believe my schizoaffective disorder is in remission. However, can Risperidone continue to have an effect two months after taking it? If so what is the maximum amount of time Risperidone continue to hav...  Read Full »

Dr. Prashanth. B

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Since you have taken Risperidone for four years, the brain circuits and its neurotransmitters had been under control. The medicine though it might have been washed out from your body, the effect of it remains for a few weeks to months and your brain circuits may start f...  Read Full »

Can psychological disorders come through genes?

Query: Hi doctor, I firmly believe that psychological disorders can come through genes. My mother had schizophrenia. I am so worried that I can also have it. I am depressed in the evenings daily, and I have lost a lot of joy in my life with feelings. I am thinking about the psychological disorders every d...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnui

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Psychiatric disorders including schizophrenia do not follow a direct mendelian inheritance, and they have multifactorial etiologies. If your mother has schizophrenia, then you have an increased risk of having schizophrenia or other psychiatric disorders. But that risk i...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for my wife's psychiatric illness?

Query: Hello doctor, This is regarding my wife. From the past three years, her behavior is very changed. She is always rude to me, gets angry often, becomes violent, uses foul language, throws household items when angry, accuses me of having extra-marital affairs, and threatens to make false allegations ag...  Read Full »

Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This kind of behavior is not normal. However, the reason for such a behavior can be understood once she is evaluated by a psychiatrist in person. These symptoms could be due to psychotic disorders, but it is too early to reach a conclusion. So, take her to a psychiatr...  Read Full »

When my brother drinks, someone else takes control of him and he sounds dangerous. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My brother told me that when he drinks, another person takes control of him. I was scared and advised him to seek assistance, but he became irate and refused to talk to me about it anymore. But the other man, I guess the other personality who spoke to me in spanish and really scared me. I...  Read Full »

Dr. Aneel Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for your query, It is very difficult to advise anything until we need the proper history of the patient and interview. As per your account which is suggestive of alcohol induced psychotic symptoms as per said that whenever he is drunk, he may be hallucinating th...  Read Full »

What can be done to treat psychotic symptoms?

Query: Hello doctor, My fiance began exhibiting psychotic symptoms nine days ago. He is 38 years old. He has no prior psych history or hospitalization. He is diagnosed with mild depression NOS. He takes Lexapro, Wellbutrin, and Suboxone. We know that this episode is not substance induced. He is currently ...  Read Full »

Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Psychotic symptoms can be precipitated by different causes like intense stress, affective disorder, psychotic disorder, use of illicit substances, sometimes due to organic problems in the brain (like epilepsy, lesion, inflammation, etc.). In a way it is good to kno...  Read Full »

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