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    Old 06-05-2006, 05:48 AM   #1
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    psychotic depression vs schizophrenia?

    I've heard people on this board say they have psychotic depression, but not schizophrenia. What is the difference?

     
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    Old 06-05-2006, 12:56 PM   #2
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    Re: psychotic depression vs schizophrenia?

    When someone has psychotic depression, their psychosis only occurs when they are severly depressed. Like bipolar with psychosis, people experience the psychosis when they are really manic or really depressed.

     
    Old 06-10-2006, 03:10 PM   #3
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    Re: psychotic depression vs schizophrenia?

    I have depression with psychotic features I take an anti-psychotic (clozaril) along with my anti-depressants (quite a few) to help keep my severe form of this illness under control.

     
    Old 06-19-2006, 06:58 AM   #4
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    Re: psychotic depression vs schizophrenia?

    Also people with psychotic depression are aware that what they are thinking
    is irrational. Whereas schizophrenics think it is reality.

    [URL=http://www.************.com/Communities/depression/psychotic.asp]Psychotic Depression[/URL]

     
    Old 06-19-2006, 07:50 PM   #5
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    Re: psychotic depression vs schizophrenia?

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    Also people with psychotic depression are aware that what they are thinking
    is irrational. Whereas schizophrenics think it is reality.

    [URL=http://www.************.com/Communities/depression/psychotic.asp]Psychotic Depression[/URL]
    Unfortunately, not all the time............ True, we with psychotic depression don't usually have visual hallucinations per se, but our thinking becomes very, very distorted (at least with me) and irrational!

    When I am in that state I have no awarness that my thinking is distorted, irrational or even affected at all.......... that is what gets me hospitalized everytime.

    The clozaril has helped me alot and the bi-weekly bloodwork (required by the drug company) keeps me responsible to someone else to keep me taking the med.........I have a problem with that at times.

    Take care everyone...

     
    Old 06-26-2006, 12:59 PM   #6
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    Re: psychotic depression vs schizophrenia?

    It's not a matter of whether the person thinks their psychosis is real or not. That is a misconception.

     
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