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Psychotic Disorders >> Brief Psychotic Disorder

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  • diagnosis: acute psychosis (presence of 1 or more positive symptoms in criteria A1-4 of schizophrenia) lasting from 1 day to 1 month, with eventual full return to premorbid level of functioning
  • can occur after a stressful event or postpartum (see Postpartum Mood Disorders)
  • treatment: secure environment, antipsychotics, anxiolytics
  • prognosis: good, self-limiting, should return to pre-morbid function in about 1 month
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Definition
Differential Diagnosis of Psychosis
Schizophrenia

Schizophreniform Disorder
Brief Psychotic Disorder
Postpartum Mood Disorders

Schizoaffective Disorder
Delusional Disorder
Shared Psychotic Disorder (Folie à Deux)
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