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Brief Psychotic Disorder
BehaveNet® Clinical Capsule™: Brief Psychotic Disorder - This mental
disorder is diagnosed when psychotic symptoms such as delusions,
hallucinations, or disorganized or catatonic speech or behavior are
present for less than a month and resolve completely.
Brief Psychotic Disorder - Patients who experience an acute psychotic
episode lasting longer than one day but less than one month and that may
or may not immediately follow an important life stress or a pregnancy
(with postpartum onset). This illness usually comes as a surprise as there
is no forewarning that the person is likely to "break down," although this
disorder is more common in people with a pre-existing personality disorder
(particularly histrionic and borderline types). PsychNet.UK.
Brief Psychotic Disorder, European Description - The ICD-10 for Acute
And Transient Psychotic Disorder. Systematic clinical information that
would provide definitive guidance on the classification of acute psychotic
disorders is not yet available, and the limited data and clinical
tradition that must therefore be used instead do not give rise to concepts
that can be clearly defined and separated from each other. In the absence
of a tried and tested multiaxial system, the method used there to avoid
diagnostic confusion is to construct a diagnostic sequence that reflects
the order of priority given to selected key features of the disorder.
eMedicine: Brief Psychotic Disorder - In 1913, Karl Jaspers described
specific criteria for the diagnosis of reactive psychosis, including the
presence of an identifiable and extremely traumatic stressor, a close
relation between the stressor and the development of psychosis, and a
generally benign course for the psychotic episode.
The Merck Manual: Brief Psychotic Disorder - A disorder in which
psychotic symptoms last at least 1 day but < 1 mo, with eventual return to
normal premorbid functioning.
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