Latest by Paul Ballas, D.O.

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Psychotic Symptoms in Bipolar Disorder

Every month, Dr. Haupt answers your questions about bipolar disorder. Email Dr. Haupt at with your question. Question: What causes psychotic symptoms in bipolar disorder? ** Dr. Haupt:** Psychotic symptoms include some of ...

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Can Schizophrenia Be Inherited?

The short answer is this: a person is 11 times more likely to develop schizophrenia if he or she has a relative with the disorder. It’s important to understand what this number means. Many studies show that schizophrenia occurs in 0.2 to 1.1% of peop...

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Welcome to Dr. Ballas' Blog!

Welcome to the Depression blog. I will use this space to write about interesting topics on the subject of depression and psychiatry in general. My name is Chris Ballas, and I am a psychiatrist who works in a number of different capacities. I do inpat...