depression with psychotic features

depression with psychotic features

Etymology: L, deprimere, to press down; Gk, psyche, mind, osis, condition
a type of depressive disorder or mood disorder in which there are psychotic features, usually of a paranoid or somatic nature.
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Severe major depression with psychotic features warrants a combination of an antidepressant with an antipsychotic.
Muller had been diagnosed in the past as suffering from a variety of mental diseases, including bipolar disorder, schizoaffective disorder and depression with psychotic features.
If he had depression with psychotic features, it could develop very quickly,'' he said.
He said: "Post natal depression with psychotic features is the cruellest form of mental illness.
More than one label may be applicable to a given case; thus, for example, social scientists recognize the phenomenon of depression with psychotic features.
Overlook Masonic Health Care recognizes six indications for a geriatric psychiatry consultation: recurrent depression or being nonresponsive to medications for depression, suicidal ideation or hopelessness, depression with psychotic features, aggressive behaviors that result in harm to staff or to other residents, refusal to eat or drink despite no obvious medical problems, and displays of acute or chronic psychosis including paranoia, hallucinations, and personality changes.
Kotoski suffered from depression with psychotic features and a "major mental illness," so that she lacked criminal responsibility for her actions.
Two double-blind studies with identical protocols produced contradictory results on the efficacy of combination therapy in 124 patients (trial 1) and 125 patients (trial 2) who had unipolar depression with psychotic features.
The most common psychiatric diagnoses are generalized anxiety disorder, dysthymic disorder, major depression with psychotic features, social anxiety disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, and age-related cognitive decline and dementias.
In addition, a fair number of PTSD patients meet criteria for comorbid psychosis not otherwise specified (NOS) or major depression with psychotic features.
Other studies have found a worse outcome in first-episode depression with psychotic features than without psychotic features, he said.
Depression with psychotic features, also nown as psychotic depression or delusional depression, comprises as many as 15%-50% of cases of major depressive disorder, with a substantially higher prevalence among inpatients than outpatients.