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a mental disorder with the signs and symptoms of schizophrenia but duration of less than six months.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
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.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
schizophreniform disorder295.40 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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
A short-term variation of schizophrenia that has a total duration of one to six months.
Mentioned in: Psychosis
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