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21 Possible Causes for Psychosis if Left Untreated

  • Classical Phenylketonuria

    Abstract Indirect measurements have previously suggested that patients with classical phenylketonuria (PKU) do not convert significant amounts of phenylalanine to tyrosine. Low-dose continuous infusion techniques employing [2H5]phenylalanine and [2H2]tyrosine were used to quantitate in vivo phenylalanine[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Alcohol Dementia

    Depriving the brain of thiamine for a long period of time damages this region, and left untreated and unchecked, the brain damage can be permanent.[dualdiagnosis.org] Wernicke encephalopathy doesn’t have to continue on to Korsakoff psychosis.[dualdiagnosis.org]

  • Severe Depressive Episode

    Minor depressive episodes do not fully meet the criteria for major depression but can develop into major depression if left untreated.[psychguides.com] Psychotic depression occurs when psychosis, a complete break from reality, and depression are both present.[psychguides.com]

  • Psychosis

    Finally, the patient might have symptoms of agitation and aggression, where if psychosis is left untreated, anxiety, heightened emotions, and heightened motor activity can[khanacademy.org] Psychosis can prevent people from functioning normally and caring for themselves. Left untreated, people can sometimes harm themselves or others.[nlm.nih.gov]

  • Schizoaffective Disorder

    If left untreated, the patient is highly likely to either commit suicide, self harm, or at times even cause mortal harm to people around.[trialx.com] […] cycling or rapid mood changes, which may swing between mania and depression in varying intervals, along with other schizophrenic symptoms like delusional hallucinations, psychosis[trialx.com]

  • Organic Delusional Disorder

    Psychosis doesn’t have many medical complications. However, if left untreated, it can be challenging for people experiencing psychosis to take good care of themselves.[healthline.com]

  • Somatic Delusional Disorder

    Psychosis doesn’t have many medical complications. However, if left untreated, it can be challenging for people experiencing psychosis to take good care of themselves.[healthline.com]

  • Wernicke Encephalopathy

    If left untreated, these symptoms of Wernicke’s encephalopathy can worsen and develop into Korsakoff psychosis, an irreversible impairment of the memory functions of the brain[powerstaylor.com]

  • Hypercalcemia

    These may include: Confusion Mood swings Psychosis Potentially, in extreme cases that are left untreated, coma and death.[oawhealth.com]

  • Organic Hallucination

    Psychosis doesn’t have many medical complications. However, if left untreated, it can be challenging for people experiencing psychosis to take good care of themselves.[healthline.com]

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