Major depressive disorder with psychotic features treatment

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Avatar m tn This is Part 2 of a 110,000 word (270 page font-14 or 350 page font-16) longitudinal, retrospective and prospective account of my experience with bipolar disorder and some other mental health problems over 70 years:1943 to 2014. Notes: This is a personal and idiosyncratic, medical and clinical study of what some life-study students call a chaos narrative. This study focuses on an aspect of my life involving several mental health issues, mainly bipolar 1 disorder.
Avatar m tn Eventually this created something of a backlash, and the DSM-V(2013) now proposes partly to replace the diagnosis with a brand-new one, called “temper dysregulation disorder with dysphoria,” or TDD, which one psychiatrist calls “a new monster.” It is not my intention to comment further on these early years except for the occasional passing reference when it seems appropriate. 2.7.
Avatar m tn Bipolar disorder (BPD) or manic-depressive disorder (also referred to as bipolar affective disorder or manic depression (MD)) is a psychiatric diagnosis that describes a category of mood disorders defined by the presence of one or more episodes of abnormally elevated energy levels, cognition, and mood and one or more depressive episodes. The elevated moods are clinically referred to as mania or, if milder, hypomania.
Avatar m tn I have experienced the symptoms of this disorder, this partially genetic disorder, with the label MD and then BPD for 31 years(to 2011 and in all likelihood until my death). 3.1.1 I should add at least an additional 17 years during which I was not diagnosed with BPD, but during which I had a range of symptoms and experiences I have described above and which were diagnosed(after 5 years of various symptoms) in 1968 as a mild SAD. 3.
Avatar m tn With an increasing range of mood stabilisers, anti-depressants and anti-psychotic medications on the market and with the use of a range of other therapies--the perturbations of BPD have been more effectively treated than ever before. 10.1.2 I feel I am a success story inspite of any tendency to gloom and doom that occupies the content of this book. Every day one makes progress or goes backwards, although often what we sense is stasis.
176803 tn?1198543198 3004 dysthymic disorder. 3: 30390 alcohol dependence. Axis 1: (rule out) 1: 29680 bipolar disorder nos Axis 2: (rule out) 1: 3019 personality disorder nos Axis 3: multiple medical issues Axis 4:current stressors are severe.
897990 tn?1248272556 There are many variants from depression with psychotic features where a person experiences psychotic thoughts only during depressive episodes to schizoaffective disorder where a person has psychotic thoughts all the time. Its complex as what can seem like depression at first can perhaps be something else. Speak to your psychiatrist about the thoughts you are having and then they can make a decision on whether your diagnosis or treatment needs updating.
Avatar n tn I have been diagnosed with major depression with psychotic features for years and then finally bipolar. A couple of doctors wrote Schizoaffective as a possible diagnosis also but have always chosen to write major depression or bipolar because they weren't positive about schizoaffective. I have had psychotic features off and on without being depressed or manic. Does that indicate that I am schizoaffective instead or just bipolar? It doesn't disturb me....
Avatar m tn , what I think we need are more people to make an INFORMED choice about treatment and not get scared into (or out of it) by anyone. Good luck with your treatment. Hopefully you researched the pros and cons well.
918275 tn?1254072352 Hi everyone, I am new to this forum. I have major depressive disorder with psychotic features. Does anyone else have this? How does it affect your ability to work? Or even function.
585414 tn?1288944902 I know mania is irrational and abnormal but its not actually psychotic unless a person has bipolar with psychotic features. I've posted enough about the Phase II study antipsychotic I am glycine to say it basically mitigates the psychotic thoughts and that's been clearly identified. It is not however a mood stabilizer so there are occasional breakthrough manic episodes. Of course I am on a mood stabilizer now so that's helping.
657036 tn?1229927156 i'm sure there could be countless other explanations for hallucinating but when i was about 13 i was diagnosed with a severe anxiety disorder which led to a major depressive episode, and later began to use drugs as a means of escape. since i'm already aware of some chemical imbalances and i've heard many times the abuse of drugs can unleash issues that may have remained hidden by altering the chemistry of the brain.. i guess i'm just assuming that this is the logical next step.
915369 tn?1355318410 Depression if not treated will often resolve itself so it is also extremely unlikely that you would have been depressed for the past 11 years (although your mood may have been low). With severe depression you can have psychotic features. Also, with bpd, when you get extremely stressed you may experience transient psychotic stuff too. This is short-lived and you should be OK at reality testing (which makes it different from other psychotic disorders).
602213 tn?1221546044 TBI/concussions, seizures, remote history of polysubstance dependence. Major Depressive Disorder, severe with psychotic features and suicide ideations. Intermittent Explosive Disorder Generalized Anxiety Disorder Personality Changes secondary to general medical conditions, disinhibited aggressive type Personality disorder NOS with features of depression and antisocial character traits.
Avatar f tn You might not have schizoaffective but bipolar with psychotic features. However, with both you would be prescribed an anti-psychotic. The one least likely to create the long term side effects of diabetes and tardive dyskinesia is Abilify. As for the treatment I am on glycine, in official studies its used as an adjunct (additional) antipsychotic but I am the first person to recover with it out of study as a primary (stand alone) antipsychotic.
Avatar m tn I was diagnosed with major depressive disorder until I had a major manic episode that required hospitalization, then my diagnosis changed to bipolar 1 with psychotic features. I was actually relieved because that meant they would put me on the right dang medication, because I suffered for a long time not knowing what was wrong with me.
Avatar n tn I am an 18 year old male, and have Major Depressive Disorder, but with a twist. I appear to rapidly cycle on a semi-chronological daily basis.
Avatar m tn Often individuals have also had one or more Major Depressive Episodes. Bipolar II Disorder--Diagnostic Features (DSM-IV, p. 359) The essential feature of Bipolar II Disorder is a clinical course that is characterized by the occurrence of one or more Major Depressive Episodes accompanied by at least one Hypomanic Episode. Criteria for Major Depressive Episode (DSM-IV, p. 327) A.
Avatar m tn I was originally diagnosed with that but they rediagnosed me with schizoaffective disorder. Schizoaffective disorder has two seperate types, either bipolar or depressive. It is seperate from schizophrenia and it has a higher recovery rate and in current thinking may be thought to be a severe form of bipolar. Diagnostic criteria from the past may no longer exist. My natural father was diagnosed with "borderline schizophrenia" which now no longer exists as a criteria.
675718 tn?1449992146 As I said in bipolar with psychotic features or depression with psychotic features a person only experiences psychosis during mood swings. In schizoaffective it is all the time. Those are the official psychiatric criteria. You could look up the DSM-4 online if you want. I have a copy from my abnormal psychiatry class I took years ago in college but only a psychiatrist would understand it fully and know when certain criteria apply of course.
Avatar f tn recurrent major depressive disorder, schizo-affective disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, narcissistic personality disorder, borderline personality disorder, antisocial personality disorder, avoidance disorder. I have had all of these disorders except schizophrenia at one time or another in the last seven decades. Some of these disorders were officially diagnosed by a psychiatrist and some were not. 1.12.
Avatar f tn First 3 said I was in major depression with psychotic features. It was my present pdoc who came up with the bipolar diagnosis because a therapist told him she witnessed mania. It turned out to be the right diagnosis but not the one that I was going to accept. In fact, I was furious when he told me that he felt I was more likely bipolar.
242516 tn?1368227505 They further concluded that the benefit that these antidepressants had on severely depressed patients was from these patient's lack of benefit from placebo treatment. That is to say, severely depressed patients didn't get better from a placebo (pill without any medicine in it). Since severely depressed patients got better at about the same rate as the mildly depressed patients, by comparing this benefit to the lower benefit from placebo, overall they showed a benefit.
2010625 tn?1329375656 Her comorbid conditions include - major depression with psychotic features, generalized anxiety disorder, low thyroid, poly-cystic ovary syndrome, low D3, migraines, psychogenic seizures, constipation, and obesity. At this point, she's taking Lyrica twice a day, tramadol and Tylenol for pain, low dose Ambien to help with sleep, Lamictal/Lexapro/clonazepam for the mental illness, Topomax for her headaches, levothyroxine, vitamin D, folate, and teen vitamin.
Avatar f tn A broad range of psychiatric reactions have been associated with Lyme disease, including paranoia, dementia, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, panic attacks, major depression, anorexia nervosa, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Depressive states among patients with late Lyme disease are fairly common, ranging across studies from 26% to 66%.
12832842 tn?1448732401 The mood and affective disorders can be divided into four broad categories including major depression, bipolar affective disorder, euphoria, and pseudobulbar affect. Behavioural changes such as confabulations, paranoid ideas, irritability, pathologically increased libido, and alcohol and substance abuse have been reported sporadically in MS patients with extensive brain lesions, requiring specialized psychiatric management [McDonald and Compston, 2006]." http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.
Avatar f tn If you were able to cope with things before being told you have bipolar disorder, although I know it can cause a lot of anxiety just by hearing it, it is just an opinion by an expert in the field and does not change what you are going through or who you are. I don't understand how you could lose your job, what kind of job is it exactly if you don't mind me asking?
647754 tn?1270040511 Sometimes anti-psychotics can be of use as mood stabilizers and in bipolar with psychotic features it may be neccessary.
Avatar f tn So I was put on anti-depressants, which is detrimental to someone with Bipolar Disorder. It simply supresses the depressive side of the disorder and excelerates the manic side. This excelerated mania became evident in my life over the next few years. I racked up $34,000 in credit card debt, I couldn't hold a job, I was drinking so heavily that I put myself into a dangerous situation of drinking and then driving when I was far beyond having the ability to drive.
Avatar n tn My shyness is as if i'm trying to protect myself from the fear of being seen by other people as a person who is not 'normal' or that people my judge me as an uninteresting person and i am very sensitive to this. In the last year i have also been diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder (ocd) for which i'm getting treatment of medications and behaviour therapy and both have helped me a lot in improving my symptoms. i've never dated and in my childhood i only had one close friend.