No, it's not a psychotic disorder. No doctor would prescribe antipsychotics for thought broadcasting. The medication has really terrible side effects and thinking someone can hear your thoughts is not enough to warrant their administration. It's a pretty common side effect of anxiety. A lot of people with depression have depression with psychotic features, and both are treated concurrently with antidepressants (with alleviation of depression, comes allievation of the psychotic symptoms). Thought broadcasting beliefs occur comorbid with mood disorders, and aren't enough to qualify for diagnosis of a mental disorder in and of themselves. And no sensible doctor will prescribe antipsychotics for this; rightfully so.
In psychiatry, thought broadcasting is the delusion that one is capable of "inserting" thoughts into other individual's minds, or that others can perceive them (telepathy). This is one of the first rank symptoms of schizophrenia.
Paranoia -- basically anxiety where you don't rationally realize that your fears have no basis in reality. Such as seriously believing that others can read your thoughts.
Yet my GP prescribed me two different antipsychotics when he believed my only problems were SA, OCD, and insomnia.No, it's not a psychotic disorder. No doctor would prescribe antipsychotics for thought broadcasting.
Exactly, it is paranoid, not really psychotic. Trust me, if all you have is thought broadcasting, there's no way you're schizophrenic. And thought broadcasting isn't even a hallmark of the disorder; it occurs in many other common syndromes. For schizophrenia, you have to have at least 2 of the following: delusions, hallucinations, disorganized speech, grossly disorganized/catatonic behavior, and negative symptoms (alogia, avolition, affective flattening).I think if one is afraid that others could read his thoughts but somehow knows they can't then it's "just" anxiety. If the person is absolutely sure they can read his thoughts no matter what then that does sound paranoid to me.
Wow! That is really interesting. It reminds me of about 10 years ago when I had really bad anxiety and depression and wasn't being treated for it. If the weather was bad I would think that I was reason for it. For example if it was raining and the sky was really dark I would think that God thought I was such a bad person and hated me so much and that was why he was making the weather bad which is an example of a persecutory delusion(Delusion of guilt or sin (or delusion of self-accusation): This is a false feeling of remorse or guilt of delusional intensity. A person may, for example, believe that he or she has committed some horrible crime and should be punished severely. Another example is a person who is convinced that he or she is responsible for some disaster (such as fire, flood, or earthquake) with which there can be no possible connection. )For instance, severe major depressive disorder with psychotic features includes, most typically, delusions and/or hallucinations or, less typically, thought insertion, persecutory delusions, or delusions of thought broadcasting.