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Mood disorders with psychotic features

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What exactly do I have?? it's like I show multiple symptoms of ADHD, bipolar, borderline personality, and schitzophrenia. I just want to know what's wrong so I can work on fixing it and moving on with my life.


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replied December 10th, 2008
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Current medical status: hospitalized twice in the past 4 months. suffering from severe mood swings, seeing and hearing things etc.
Current medical treatment: Celexa 20 mg. meets with psychologist and psychatrist


According to the symptoms you described (severe mood swings, seeing and hearing things), you might be experiencing mood disorders with psychotic features. The mood disorders might sometimes overlap with psychotic disorders creating the borderline mood disorders with psychotic features (there is a baseline disorder of mood) or schizoaffective disorders (there is a baseline of psychosis).


Many mood disorders, such as bipolar disorder or major depression, can exist with psychotic features. Only a psychiatrist can tell the exact diagnosis and determine the adequate treatment.


It is very important to take the medications to keep the symptoms away. This is important because when the symptoms worsen, the affected person might refuse to take medications at all. The family or the friends might find it very difficult to persuade the affected person to take the medications, thus only worsening the condition.


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