Electroconvulsive therapy Severe cases of depression that have not responded to drug treatment may benefit from electroconvulsive therapy (ECT); this is particularly effective for psychotic depression
. Types Unipolar and bipolar depression If the predominant feature is a depressed mood, it is called unipolar depression.
Herein, we present a 58-year-old male patient presenting with isolated psychotic depression
which was finally found to be associated with acute ischemic stroke of bilateral centrum semiovale.
(27) Psychotic diagnoses include schizophrenia, bipolar affective disorder, schizoaffective disorder, psychotic depression
, postpartum depression with psychotic features, and postpartum psychosis.
Psychosis and psychotic depression
should not be confused with Hallucinations which is different from depression.
It was also reported that patients with psychotic depression
responded much more frequently to ECT17.
This may happen in, but is not limited to schizophrenia, dementia, severe psychotic depression
or psychotic bipolar illness.
They also were at 5.6-fold increased risk for psychotic depression
and a whopping 7.8-fold greater risk of bipolar disorder than offspring with neither risk factor.
(7) Although similar controlled data on the mortality risk of antipsychotics in older adults with mood disorders do not exist, most experts limit their use to 2 groups of older patients: those with MDD and psychotic features ("psychotic depression
") and those with treatment-resistant depression.
Almost every individual has depression in any stage of life and depression causes negative impact on personal and social life.10 There are many types of depression that include: biological depression, situational, bipolar depression, unipolar depression, postpartum depre ssion, psychotic depression
and premenstrual dysphoric disorder.11
* Psychotic Depression
. This type of depression is complicated by the addition of symptoms of psychosis, such as hallucinations, delusions, and paranoia.
Consultant psychiatrist Dr Stephen Monks diagnosed Redmond as suffering from psychotic depression