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Can neurosis lead to psychosis?

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Posted on Tue, 24 Nov 2015
Question: Hello doctor i just want to ask can neurosis ever turn in to psychosis
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Answered by Dr. Vivek Chail (23 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
If neurosis is not diagnosed and treated then it can turn to psychosis

Detailed Answer:
Hi xxx XXXXXXX
Thanks for writing in to us.

I have read through your query in detail.
Please find my observations below.

1. I have served in a psychiatry research institute for few years as chief radiologist and have come across many patients having mental illness of various types and in different age groups.

2. The main difference between a neurotic and psychotic is that the neurotic is aware of neuropsychological problems and is able to take care of one self and feel themselves a part of the real world. The psychotic on the other hand is not aware of the problems they have and show constant symptoms over a long time and have difficulty in perceiving the real world.

3. If neurosis is not diagnosed on time and treated regularly then there is a high risk of turning to psychosis.

Hope your query is answered.
Please do write back if you have any doubts.

Regards,
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Vivek Chail (5 minutes later)
Ok well doctor i have ocd neurosis from last 7 years now i am 30 years old so do i have chances of schziophernia ill be so grateful to you if you give answer to my question thanx
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Answered by Dr. Vivek Chail (8 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
If you continue treatment and counseling then less chance of schizophrenia

Detailed Answer:
Hi xxxxx XXXXXXX
Thanks for writing back with an update.

1. The condition of OCD neurosis is quite common. It is said that most people do have an OCD tendency at some point in life and might have symptoms for some days of weeks and this happens due to anxiety. Some people are unable to control symptoms and therefore progress to OCD neurosis.

2. Speaking about schizophrenia, it is multifactorial and there is no single cause. I myself have done research on brain imaging in schizophrenia patients and found that certain groups with features on CT scan have a higher tendency but this does mean that every person with those features will have schizophrenia.

3. Coming you your condition, if you are able to discuss your problem with your psychiatrist in detail and accept the recommended treatment and also control your symptoms then there is less risk of turning to schizophrenia. However I hope your initial diagnosis is right and you have explained your problems in detail to your doctor. If you ignore your symptoms and do not follow up with your doctor regularly then the chances of schizophrenia and any psychotic disorder increases.

Hope your query is answered.
Please do write back if you have any doubts.

Regards,
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Vivek Chail (1 hour later)
1more thing doctor what is the average age onset of schziophernia in females thanx
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Answered by Dr. Vivek Chail (12 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Between 25 and 30 years and after 45 years of age women are affected

Detailed Answer:
Hi xxxxxx XXXXXXX
Thanks for writing back with an update.

1. There are two ages at which women are more likely to have schizophrenia.
(i) Between age 25 to 30 years
(ii) After 45 years of age

Please do feel free to seek any more guidance on your condition and I will reply back to the best of my knowledge and experience

Hope your query is answered.
Please do write back if you have any doubts.

Regards,
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Can neurosis lead to psychosis?

Brief Answer: If neurosis is not diagnosed and treated then it can turn to psychosis Detailed Answer: Hi xxx XXXXXXX Thanks for writing in to us. I have read through your query in detail. Please find my observations below. 1. I have served in a psychiatry research institute for few years as chief radiologist and have come across many patients having mental illness of various types and in different age groups. 2. The main difference between a neurotic and psychotic is that the neurotic is aware of neuropsychological problems and is able to take care of one self and feel themselves a part of the real world. The psychotic on the other hand is not aware of the problems they have and show constant symptoms over a long time and have difficulty in perceiving the real world. 3. If neurosis is not diagnosed on time and treated regularly then there is a high risk of turning to psychosis. Hope your query is answered. Please do write back if you have any doubts. Regards,