Brief Psychotic Disorder

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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. Mental Health.com

  • 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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