What is psychosis? Is it the same as schizophrenia? - Online Doctor Chats
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I wanted some information on pshycosis
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What would you want to learn about this topic?
what are the symptoms?
what is the ideal way to deal with this kind of situation
r u thr?
where there is disorganized mental state.
what is the treatment for this kind of condition?
A patient suffering from it in simple words can be described as leaving in his own world.
you mean living?
He has false belief, feeling and hearing things which may not be existing
different/irrational thoughts happening
in this condition can the patient say that he/she is talking to god directly
They can be physically aggressive, abusive.
Can cause harm to them self and to others around them.
god tells what to do/ to eat, to sleep, to talk to other ppl
schizophrenia can be a part of psychosis.
There are other form of psychosis which can be brought by some medical conditions like neurodegenerative disorders,
both that have therapeutic use as well as illicit drugs.
i know someone who says she talks to GOd directly
If there is a cause, treatment entirely depend on treating the cause,
is always scared that somebody will kill her, sometime doesnot allow anybody inside the house
while subduing the patients with calming drugs like sedatives
The treatment however can last for few weeks to months
and the prognosis also varies from individual to individual.
i got it
i know someone who says she talks to GOd directly, always scared that somebody will kill her, sometimes doesnot allow anybody inside the house. is fully into astrology, numerology etc and every single word she says has to be numerologically right. Is a cleanliness freak but for sometime now, has kept the house so filthy that you cant enter the house
so we have admitted her to the hospital now
doctor says phycotic schizophrenia
has taken multiple anti psycotics and taking ECTs now
The symptoms you mentioned are similar to schozophrenia
4 ECTS done, how long do you think ECTs needs to be taken
and we psychosis it the severe form of it.
As I mentioned earlier the prognosis and duration of treatment varies from individual to individual.
what are the chances for getting back to normal
Electroconvulsive treatment(ECT) acts by calming the patient and subduing his behaviour.
The number of ECT given can vary from once a month to once in 2-3 months which is decided by the treating doctor.
At this instant, I may not be able to predict his chances of recovery.
are there any rehabilitation centers we can put her in
whr they take care of this kind of patients
give some chores to do everyday, keep them busy
There are a few centres across India like NIMHANS in Bangalore, CAP in Ranchi, VIMHANS in Newdelhi and so on.
Numhans has a center here? how long can we keep this person thr?
and what are the charges?
Schizophrenia and psychosis is not a permanent condition
The treatment and duration of treatment definitely varies from person to person; however
it is not something which is permanent.
So the best approach would be to discuss with her treating doctor
to know about the severity of the condition
whether or not this can be managed at home.
ECT can be done once in a while as and when requried.
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