Specifically, participants demonstrated more integratively complex treatment conceptualizations when they were asked to conceptualize a client who was diagnosed with Adjustment Disorder rather than with Schizophreniform Disorder
Twenty (87%) of the patients have a diagnosis of schizophrenia or schizophreniform disorder
(see Table 1).
The 22 first-episode psychosis patients included 10 with schizophrenia and 12 with schizophreniform disorder
at the time of enrollment.
The panel unanimously recommended that ECT devices remain in class III for schizophreniform disorder
. Some panelists also thought that the devices should remain in class III when used to treat catatonia.
In DSM-5, catatonia is no longer considered a subtype of schizophrenia, but is a specifier in the following disorders: brief psychotic disorder, schizophreniform disorder
, schizoaffective disorder, and substance-induced psychotic disorder.
Patients with schizophrenia, schizophreniform disorder
bipolar affective disorder mental retardation, severe neurological disorder, age<l5 years, and a history of any serious and progressive organic physical disease, and pregnant or breast-feeding women were excluded.
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.
Depressive and anxiety symptoms in patients with schizophrenia and schizophreniform disorder
. J Clin Psychiatry 1999; 60(11): 747-751.
The incidence of schizophrenia, including schizoaffective disorder, schizophreniform disorder
, and schizotypal personality disorder, was 0.21 per 10,000 person-years in those with type 1 diabetes and 0.56 per 10,000 person-years in those without the disease, the cohort study showed.
Subjects who had schizophrenia, schizophreniform disorder
affective disorder, mental retardation, severe neurological disorder aged <15 years, history of any serious and progressive organic physical disease and those who were pregnant or nursing were excluded from the study
The last original article by Chen and colleagues  is another retrospective chart review study that compares the prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors in individuals with schizophrenia or schizophreniform disorder
who are homeless and not homeless.
The most common diagnoses in the present study were schizophrenia (30%) and schizophreniform disorder