Psychotic depression: Introduction
Psychotic depression: Psychotic major depression (PMD) is a type of depression that can include symptoms and treatments that are different from those of non-psychotic major depressive disorder (NPMD).
More detailed information about the symptoms,
causes, and treatments of Psychotic depression is available below.
Symptoms of Psychotic depression
See full list of 6
symptoms of Psychotic depression
Treatments for Psychotic depression
- Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), along with combination antidepressant-antipsychotic treatment, is the other established treatment of PMD
- more treatments...»
Read more about treatments for Psychotic depression
Home Diagnostic Testing
Home medical testing related to Psychotic depression:
Wrongly Diagnosed with Psychotic depression?
Psychotic depression: Related Patient Stories
Psychotic depression: Complications
Review possible medical complications related to Psychotic depression:
Causes of Psychotic depression
- Although there are no obvious risk factors, a family history of depression or psychotic illness increases the chances of developing this condition
- more causes...»
Read more about causes of Psychotic depression
More information about causes of Psychotic depression:
Psychotic depression: Undiagnosed Conditions
Commonly undiagnosed diseases in related medical categories:
Misdiagnosis and Psychotic depression
Cluster of diseases with difficult diagnosis issues: There is a well-known list of
medical conditions that are all somewhat difficult to diagnose, and all can present
in a variety of...read more »
Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who
had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness
because he suffered from sudden inability to speak.
This was initially...read more »
Alzheimer's disease over-diagnosed: The well-known disease of Alzheimer's disease
is often over-diagnosed.
Patients tend to assume that any memory loss or forgetulness symptom might be Alzheimer's,
whereas there are many other less...read more »
Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for
a patient to show mental decline to dementia.
Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various medical conditions,
such as a stroke or ...read more »
Tremor need not be Parkinson's disease: There is the tendency to believe that
any tremor symptom, or shakiness, means Parkinson's disease.
The reality is that there are various possibilities, such as benign essential tremor...read more »
ADHD under-diagnosed in adults: Although the over-diagnoses of ADHD
in children is a well-known controversy, the reverse side related to adults.
Some adults can remain undiagnosed, and indeed the condition has usually...read more »
Rare diseases misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease: A rare genetic
disorder is often misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease for men in their 50's.
The disease Fragile X disorder can show only mild symptoms in the early years,
and...read more »
Bipolar disorder misdiagosed as various conditions by primary physicians: Bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder)
often fails to be diagnosed correctly by primary care physicians.
Many patients with bipolar seek help from...read more »
Eating disorders under-diagnosed in men: The typical patient with
an eating disorder is female.
The result is that men with eating disorders often fail to be diagnosed or
have a delayed diagnosis.
See ...read more »
Depression undiagnosed in teenagers: Serious bouts of depression can be
undiagnosed in teenagers.
The "normal" moodiness of teenagers can cause severe medical depression
to be overlooked.
See misdiagnosis of depression or symptoms of...read more »
Undiagnosed anxiety disorders related to depression: Patients with depression (see symptoms of depression)
may also have undiagnosed anxiety...read more »
Read more about Misdiagnosis and Psychotic depression
Psychotic depression: Research Doctors & Specialists
Research related physicians and medical specialists:
Other doctor, physician and specialist research services:
Hospitals & Clinics: Psychotic depression
Research quality ratings and patient safety measures
for medical facilities in specialties related to Psychotic depression:
Hospital & Clinic quality ratings »
Choosing the Best Hospital:
More general information, not necessarily in relation to Psychotic depression,
on hospital performance and surgical care quality:
Psychotic depression: Rare Types
Rare types of diseases and disorders in related medical categories:
Evidence Based Medicine Research for Psychotic depression
Medical research articles related to Psychotic depression include:
Click here to find more evidence-based articles on the TRIP Database
Prognosis for Psychotic depression
Prognosis for Psychotic depression:
having psychotic symptoms with depression is a serious condition. The depressive symptoms have a higher chance of returning than the psychotic symptoms. Ongoing treatment and monitoring offer the best chance of recovery.
More about prognosis of Psychotic depression
Research about Psychotic depression
Visit our research pages for current research about Psychotic depression treatments.
Psychotic depression: Broader Related Topics
Types of Psychotic depression
User Interactive Forums
Read about other experiences, ask a question about Psychotic depression, or answer someone else's question, on our message boards:
Contents for Psychotic depression: