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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I am a 20-year-old male diagnosed with SAD and vitamin deficiency. Will taking vitamin supplements cure my 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 (Vit D, B12, Thyroid, LFT, KFT). I started taking the medicines before my test results came...  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 ...  Read Full »

Low self-esteem causing marriage to collapse. What might 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 li...  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 a...  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 psychiatris...  Read Full »

How to overcome confusion about making a life decision?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 20-year-old. I am a B.Com graduate. I was pursuing CA till last year. I am currently preparing for the MBA entrance exam CAT for this year. I am very much confused in my life about why I am like and what I should pursue in my career. I am unable to identify any of my passion, and n...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your situation. Let me ask you one question that why do you stop preparing for CA (charted accountant)? If you are not interested in the MBA (master of business administration), then why are you preparing for MBA? You can take the help of your seniors. ...  Read Full »

Will sleeping help a person get rid of psychotic symptoms?

Query: Hi doctor,My boyfriend has been suffering from irrational thoughts for the past year or so. He has already consulted a doctor, but he says he hears voices like "the pills has been distributed." He told his friends he had a headache and asked for Paracetamol, but they have given him two pills which ...  Read Full »

Dr. Anjali Viswanath

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your friend definitely needs medications. The symptoms which you mentioned are psychotic symptoms. Hearing voices unheard by others are all part of it. He might be reluctant to take medication, and he would have many reasons for that. So make him take medications. And n...  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 110, 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 growing. I...  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 »

Do I have delusion disorder or paranoid schizophrenia?

Query: Hi doctor, I would like to know whether my disease is delusion disorder or paranoid schizophrenia. I have been taking Risperidone 2 mg for 16 years, Escitalopram 10 mg for 7 years and for hypertension Met XL 25 mg for 5 years. My cholesterol levels are normal. I am a pure vegetarian. I do not smoke....  Read Full »

Dr. Sreenivasan Vazhoor Ramsingh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I am sorry to hear about your mental state, but at the same time I do appreciate you for being on regular medicines. However, even though your question is very direct, I am sorry to say that I cannot give you a straight forward answer or diagnosis. First and most impor...  Read Full »

Can a Clonazepam pill took a day before the allotted time cause any adverse effects?

Query: Hi doctor, I am worried after taking Clonazepam 0.5 mg for five days. Does it cause any adverse effects in my life? Can I have memory loss or cognitive impairment? Will it cause any damage to my brain? It has not improved my anxiety. Can I have any impact due to it?  Read Full »

Dr. Alexander Davis

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for getting in touch with us. As far as I do understand, you took the Clonazepam for five days. The dose was 0.5 mg per tablet. I can guarantee you that this has absolutely and in no way any long-term effects on your brain, on your body, or anything else. ...  Read Full »

Whom should I consult for my neuropsychological disorder due to small head and facial hypoplasia?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 21-year-old male with relatively small head circumference and mild facial hypoplasia (midface region and in the mandible). I am worried that I have some mild form of undiagnosed craniosynostosis. My cranium is brachycephalic in form, and I feel like the back of my head is deficie...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I passed carefully through your question and reviewed your uploaded x-ray (attachment removed to protect patient identity) to explain that it is not suggestive of craniosynostosis. From the other hand, if you have had a normal education with no trouble wit...  Read Full »

What is the suggested treatment for psychotic disorder in a woman in menopause stage?

Query: Hello doctor, My aunt seems to have a psychotic episode. She talks nonsense things, a few times a day. Mostly normal. Sleepless nights for five days. While nearing menopause she was prescribed Lithium, Mirtazapine, Olanzapine and Citalopram which she used for three months a year back and stopped th...  Read Full »

Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From your description and prescribed medication, it looks like your aunt may have been experiencing psychotic symptoms with an affective disorder. Additional past history and current assessment, will help to clarify the exact diagnosis. Mood disorders, affective di...  Read Full »

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