brief psychotic disorder

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brief psychotic disorder

an episode of psychotic symptoms (incoherence, loosening of associations, delusions, hallucinations, disorganized or catatonic behavior) with sudden onset, lasting less than one month. If it occurs in response to a stressful life event, it may be called brief reactive psychosis.
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Brief psychotic disorder

An acute, short-term episode of psychosis lasting no longer than one month. This disorder may occur in response to a stressful event.
Mentioned in: Psychosis
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--SCHIZOPHRENIFORM DISORDER AND BRIEF PSYCHOTIC DISORDER was ruled out because the patient has the symptoms for more than a year.
Methodologically comprehensive work from Finland (illustrated in Figure 1) has shown that the spectrum of psychotic disorders (including schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, schizophreniform disorder, delusional disorder, psychotic disorder NOS, brief psychotic disorder, psychotic depression, psychotic bipolar disorder, substance-induced psychotic disorder, psychotic disorder due to a medical condition), whilst largely ignored in research, is much broader than the diagnosis of schizophrenia alone.
* Delusional Disorder is listed as a less-severe disorder than Brief Psychotic Disorder. This seems counterintuitive considering factors such as prognosis, duration of symptoms, and the fact that Delusional Disorder may now have bizarre delusions.

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