schizophreniform disorder

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schizophreniform disorder

a mental disorder with the signs and symptoms of schizophrenia but duration of less than six months.
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schiz·o·phren·i·form dis·or·der

1. a disorder with essential features that are identical with those of schizophrenia, with the exception that the duration including prodromal, active, and residual phases is shorter than 6 months.
2. a DSM diagnosis that is established when the specified criteria are met.
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schizophreniform disorder

295.40 DSM-IV Psychiatry A schizophrenia-like condition that is identical to schizophrenia except: (1) the total duration of the illness–including prodromal, active and residual phases–is ≥ 1 month, but < 6 months and (2) impaired social and occupational functioning during some part of the illness is not required;1/3 of Pts with SD recover completely; the rest progress to schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder. See Schizophrenia.
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Schizophreniform disorder

A short-term variation of schizophrenia that has a total duration of one to six months.
Mentioned in: Psychosis
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