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Are these symptoms of phychosis? lying all the time and

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are these symptoms of phychosis? lying all the time and making up stories, cross-dresser, marturbates a lot and takes videos of it, collection of pictuers of young girls, doing drugs? stealing
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  MN Psychiatrist replied 5 years ago.
Hello, I am a psychiatrist.
These behaviors/symptoms may or may not come along with psychosis, but they are not symptoms of psychosis, with the possible exception of making up stories. If the person makes up stories and knows they are untrue, then that is not psychotic. It would be psychotic if the person didn't know if they were untrue or not, because psychosis implies a person's being unable to tell if something is real or not.

This doesn't mean that the other behaviors you listed are not unhealthy and/or abnormal, only that they aren't symptoms of psychosis.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
i forgot to include in my question, what the best action to take? is there a cure?
Expert:  MN Psychiatrist replied 5 years ago.
Do you mean a cure for psychosis, or cure for these other things?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

for all

Expert:  MN Psychiatrist replied 5 years ago.
Well, there are numerous causes for the things you mentioned. The thing to do is be evaluated by a psychiatrist/psychologist and proceed from there. These things can certainly be treated, but depending on why they are done, may or may not be easily cured.
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