DSM-5 defines brief psychotic disorder as positive symptoms or disorganized or catatonic behavior
appearing suddenly and lasting between 1 day to 1 month.
The diagnosis of schizophrenia includes two or more of the following: positive symptoms, disorganized speech, disorganized or catatonic behavior
, and negative symptoms.
Patient responded to treatment with steroids, Hyroxychloroquine and azathioprine in addition to clonazepam and fluoxetine for her catatonic behavior
Further, a person suffering from the disease may experience disorganized or catatonic behavior
, lack feeling and lose ability to function at work.
Of course there are obvious characteristics of mental illness that cannot be confused with giftedness, in my opinion as a Mental Health Peer Advocate, that encompass apathy, changes in movement, visual and auditory hallucinations, major delusions, catatonic behavior
, incoherence, violence, and self abuse.
An individual diagnosed with a Brief Psychotic Disorder (DSM-IV, 1994), a severe mental disorder identified by either having delusions, hallucinations, disorganized speech, or grossly disorganized or catatonic behavior
lasting between 1 day and 1 month, will have a full return to his/her premorbid level of functioning.