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I'm suffering from psychosis for the last 4 years and consuming anti psychotics like risperidone, olanzapine, diazepam.actually reason for this problem is uncertainty in my love life. My girlfriend's family is not accepting us. That was the reason for psychosis. Last month I saw her and she is still ok with me and she looks so normal since when I see her first time. Today I saw her but I am unable to recognize her and she was looking like unknown person to me. Is there any problem with me because of medication? Her family is forcing her to marry her brother in law. Is there any problem in her like depression or any other? Totally I am confused. I am still loving her but unable to recognize that she is my girl. Kindly suggest me a better solution because I thought I have trouble with my mind. I am so scared about this thing. Is it any side effect of anti psychotics?

Ms.Akansha Rawat 90% (25ratings)
M.A. Applied Psychology (clinical psychology), P.G. Diploma in Guidance & Counseling, B.A. Psychology, Certified Therapeutic Art Life Coach, Certified Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Practioner
Psychologist, Haridwar
I'm suffering from psychosis for the last 4 years and consuming anti psychotics like risperidone, olanzapine, diazepa...
Hi. Good day. Experiencing uncertainty in relationship is a stressful situation. As you said her family is not accepting your relationship and forcing her to marry someone else. So it may be one of the reason of her changed behaviour. You can ask her clearly about this matter. You may take counseling and psychotherapy. It will bring clarity in your relationship. Counseling aims to help patients change their thinking patterns to develop a more positive outlook on life. Not only can this help to treat mental health issues such as depression and anxiety, but it can also help to clear the mind and make it easier to think straight, even when feeling stressed. For further assistance feel free to reach me online or through Lybrate chat.
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I was diagnosed with acute transient psychosis when I was 12 years old. Now i'm.27 years old and taking mood stabilizers like dicorate 250 mg. I had few relapses like once in two year or once in a year from which I recovered with 3 or two months and after that my dosage was always kept at a maintenance dose. I'm currently working as a software engineer. My question is do I have to take this medicine lifelong? Is there any alternate medicines which can be used as a maintenance dose instead of dicorate cause I have gained weight because of this medicine.

Ms.Sheetal Agrawal 90% (126ratings)
Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling, MA In Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Pune
I was diagnosed with acute transient psychosis when I was 12 years old. Now i'm.27 years old and taking mood stabiliz...
Hello, need to consult to Dr. Before stopping any medicine or start any new medicine. The period of taking medicine is depending upon the severity of the illness. Regular intake of medicine and regular follow up with your psychiatrist always helps. I think whatever question is coming in mind regarding health or medicine issues ,need to write it down on paper so whenever you will have follow up with your doctor it's easy to discuss all the points with your psychiatrist and it will be helpful in recovery path too. I think daily exercise will help to control on weight gain. Thank you.
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Hi ,i'm.27 years old working as a software engineer. I was diagnosed with acute transient psychosis (now bipolar/schizophrenia) when I was 14 years old. It happened when my grandmother died. I used to take encorate ,aripiprazole and combination of other mood stabilizers medicines. I had relapses once in a year once in a two year. My situation is improved over the period of time. Now i'm taking encorate 250 mg alternate days as a maintenance dose. My relapses happens usually when I don't get proper sleep. Is there any other way to cure the same illness if yes what can I do and will this be a lifelong issue for me? Can I stop the medicines as I take the maintenance dose of 250 mg dicorate on alternate days.

Dr.Saranya Devanathan 96% (2765ratings)
MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Dear lybrate-user, nice to know that your situation has improved. It is not that if you are sleepless, you relapse. The first sign of relapse, is sleeplessness. If you stop the maintenance dose of encorate, be prepared for a relapse. It will not occur as soon as you stop. It will occur in its routine timing, may be once in 1-2 years in a specific month. You need to know about you relapse timing by making a mood chart of all these 13 yrs. Otherwise also, you will know it, if you are sleepless for no reason. Identify a person close to you, may be your mother or sibling who knows your psychiatrist and your relapse. She/he has to be in charge of your treatment since you may not be willing for treatment during relapse. You can give advance directives about that identified person to decide on treatment, in case you lose your capacity during relapse.
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What is serenace 0.25 mg used for? I was given this by my psychiatrist for depression and anxiety is it ok? Another psychiatrist told me this is for fear psychosis. I do not have fear psychosis. Please clarify I am very paranoid.

Dr.Sanjay Jain 91% (530ratings)
MD - Psychiatry, NLE, CRA
Psychiatrist, Jaipur
What is serenace 0.25 mg used for? I was given this by my psychiatrist for depression and anxiety is it ok? Another p...
Seranace is basically for psychosis but dose for psychosis is always more than 5 mg in adults. The dose which is given to you is very low which is given for anxiety or sleep. However this dose doesn't help in depression. Still your psychiatrist is the best person to judge your condition based on your evaluation. You can discuss these concern with him. All the best.
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I am sulpitac 400 mg, from 5 years for substance induced psychosis, this will remove dum, not wise, confused in alphabetical word, framing them, and writing. Can we drink coffee daily while consuming sulpitac.

Dr.Sushil Kumar Sompur V 94% (2748ratings)
MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
I am sulpitac 400 mg, from 5 years for substance induced psychosis, this will remove dum, not wise, confused in alpha...
It's an interesting question you have regarding sulpitac and drinking coffee. I actually ran a drug interaction between the two i.e. Amisulpiride and caffeine and there seem to be no interactions between the two. I am unsure why you would ask a question about a medication you have been taking for the last 5 years. I believe you should be able to ask any other questions you may have privately. Look forward to hearing from you. If you need help with booking an appointment online with me on this website either text, an appointment for a confidential and private consultation you may do so by contacting the help desk of Lybrate.
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I am suffering from a psychotic disorder. The tablets given by doctor are. Mesalog300, bupraset xr 150, rizotal 10, psyvoxin 50, rescue 3, amipride 50. Please give the name of my psychotic disorder?

Dr.Kinshuk Karmakar 92% (203ratings)
PGDPC, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Durgapur
I am suffering from a psychotic disorder. The tablets given by doctor are. Mesalog300, bupraset xr 150, rizotal 10, p...
Your medicines don't match a single disorder. Looks like you are having different range of symptoms. Can you share your symptoms please ?
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Delusional Disorder - Know Signs Of It!

Mumbai Psychiatry Clinics 88% (20ratings)
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Delusional Disorder - Know Signs Of It!

Delusional disorder refers to the condition in which an individual experiences non-bizarre delusions that our beliefs in things that aren't actually true. The delusions involve situations that take place in real life like being deceived or stalked, conspired against, etc but in actuality, these situations may be highly exaggerated or not true at all as they involve the misinterpretation of experiences or observations. This health problem tends to take place during the middle or later part of your life and is said to affect women more than men.

What are the symptoms associated with this condition?

There are certain signs that you can look out for to easily identify this condition and there are:

- Delusional thoughts lasting one month and above
- Lack of schizophrenia symptoms except delusions associated with the olfactory and tactile systems
- One's behaviour and normal functioning doesn't witness any kind of impairment
- Duration of mood symptoms is short compared to the length of the delusions
- Disorder is not brought on by the use of substances or any medical condition
- Commencement of the disorder can vary from teenage years to later part of adulthood

What causes it to happen?

The root cause of the disorder is still not known, but experts are of the opinion that a variety of biological, genetic, environmental and psychological factors can cause it to occur. 

Some of these causes include:

Genetics - It's said that this disorder can be passed on from parents to children. Additionally, it's more common in individuals whose family members suffer from schizophrenia or one of its types.

Psychological/ environmental - In addition to drug and alcohol abuse, delusional disorder can also be set off by stress.

Biological - Abnormalities in certain parts of the brain can lead to this problem. Areas of the brain associated with thinking and perception have been found to be connected to delusional symptoms.

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I am suffering from a psychotic disorder. Is it curable? I want to know the answer.

Dr.Jayvirsinh Chauhan 96% (31988ratings)
MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
I am suffering from a psychotic disorder. Is it curable? I want to know the answer.
Yes it can be cured by homoeopathic treatment. You can consult me at Lybrate. Will need more information for better results.
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Cannabis - How Does It Lead To Psychosis?

Dr.Atul Aswani 88% (96ratings)
DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Cannabis - How Does It Lead To Psychosis?

It is really important to enlighten yourself with the meaning of the word 'cannabis'. Cannabis Sativa is a kind of hemp plant from which you derive hash, hash oil and marijuana. Cannabis is popularly known by a litany of street names like weed, pot, grass, homegrown or even ganja. Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC is a chief chemical present in the plant. This chemical has the potential to alter the way you think, feel or work and hence there is a need to know its link with psychosis. Psychosis on the other hand aims to explain mental conditions felt by a person. In most cases a stark departure from reality is noticed which is usually the case after consuming cannabis as well.

Psychotic effects of Cannabis:

  1. Irregular sleep patterns: The effect of Marijuana or hash can upset your sleep patterns. A check has to be exercised therefore. It can make you feel too tired and exhausted to rest for long hours. 
  2. Increased anxiety: Many times, the hemp plant has been found to play up with your coping skills. You might feel anxious at the drop of a hat. Anxiety takes a toll on mental peace and affects your physical health.
  3. Problem in thinking clearly: Under the effect of Cannabis, you tend to live in a parallel universe. Your mind makes up imaginary situations thinking it to be real. This muddles up your capability to think clearly.
  4. Lack of innovation: Continuous consumption of the drug can also make a person repetitive; you stop conceiving new ideas. 
  5. Reduced confidence: Studies show how you can become very nervous due to the effects of cannabis.  
  6. Reticence: Communication can be a problem if you have been using the plant for a long time. You tend to bottle up your emotions and also your fears.  
  7. Paranoia and suspiciousness: You might even grow suspicious of people you trusted all along. Friends, relatives, parents are doubted. Obsession with the slightest of things is also a resultant effect. 
  8. Delusions and Hallucinations: Being 'high' is a positive effect as it helps you to relax, but if unhindered it could lead to serious hallucinations. Your existence in a hallucinated world can even turn fatal in some cases.
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Cannabis - How Do They Lead To Psychosis?

Dr.Akshata Bhat 94% (2156ratings)
MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Cannabis - How Do They Lead To Psychosis?

It is really important to enlighten yourself with the meaning of the word 'cannabis'. Cannabis Sativa is a kind of hemp plant from which you derive hash, hash oil and marijuana. Cannabis is popularly known by a litany of street names like weed, pot, grass, homegrown or even ganja.

Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC is a chief chemical present in the plant. This chemical has the potential to alter the way you think, feel or work and hence there is a need to know its link with psychosis. Psychosis on the other hand aims to explain mental conditions felt by a person. In most cases a stark departure from reality is noticed which is usually the case after consuming cannabis as well.

Psychotic effects of Cannabis:

  1. Irregular sleep patterns: The effect of Marijuana or hash can upset your sleep patterns. A check has to be exercised therefore. It can make you feel too tired and exhausted to rest for long hours. 
  2. Increased anxiety: Many times, the hemp plant has been found to play up with your coping skills. You might feel anxious at the drop of a hat. Anxiety takes a toll on mental peace and affects your physical health.
  3. Problem in thinking clearly: Under the effect of Cannabis, you tend to live in a parallel universe. Your mind makes up imaginary situations thinking it to be real. This muddles up your capability to think clearly.
  4. Lack of innovation: Continuous consumption of the drug can also make a person repetitive; you stop conceiving new ideas. 
  5. Reduced confidence: Studies show how you can become very nervous due to the effects of cannabis.  
  6. Reticence: Communication can be a problem if you have been using the plant for a long time. You tend to bottle up your emotions and also your fears.  
  7. Paranoia and suspiciousness: You might even grow suspicious of people you trusted all along. Friends, relatives, parents are doubted. Obsession with the slightest of things is also a resultant effect. 
  8. Delusions and Hallucinations: Being 'high' is a positive effect as it helps you to relax, but if unhindered it could lead to serious hallucinations. Your existence in a hallucinated world can even turn fatal in some cases.
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