Schizophrenia & Psychosis Articles

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  • Other Specified Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorder
    This diagnosis means a person shows significant distress or impairment in social, occupational or other important areas of functioning due to psychotic symptoms that do not meet the full criteria for a ...
  • Catatonia
    Catatonia is not a disorder in and of itself, but a possible symptom of several known disorders, especially those classified on the psychotic spectrum, occurring in up to 35 percent of those diagnosed with schizophrenia. ...
  • Schizophreniform Disorder Symptoms
    The characteristic symptoms of schizophreniform disorder are identical to those of Schizophrenia, but schizophreniform disorder is distinguished by its duration. An episode of the disorder (including prodromal, active, and residual phases) lasts ...
  • Psychotic Disorder: Not Otherwise Specified (NOS)
    This category includes psychotic symptomatology (i.e., delusions, hallucinations, disorganized speech, grossly disorganized or catatonic behavior) about which there is inadequate information to make a specific diagnosis or about which there is contradictory information, or disorders ...
  • Shared Psychotic Disorder Symptoms
    The essential feature of Shared Psychotic Disorder (Folie à Deux) is a delusion that develops in an individual who is involved in a close relationship with another person (sometimes termed the "inducer" or "the primary ...
  • Schizoaffective Disorder Treatment
    Table of Contents Introduction Psychotherapy Hospitalization Medications Self-Help Introduction Schizoaffective disorder is best treated with both psychotherapy and appropriate medication. This disorder largely consists of both a thought disorder and ...
  • Schizoaffective Disorder Symptoms
    Schizoaffective Disorder is characterized by the presence of a generally continuous psychotic illness plus intermittent mood episodes. Mood episodes are present for the majority of the total duration of the illness, which can include either one ...
  • Brief Psychotic Disorder Symptoms
    (Also Known as Brief Reactive Psychosis) Brief Psychotic Disorder -- also known as brief reactive psychosis --  is a mental disorder that is typically diagnosed in a person's late 20s or early 30s. Brief reactive psychosis ...
  • Schizophrenia Treatment
    Table of Contents Introduction Psychotherapy Medications Coping Guidelines For The Family Self-Help Introduction Schizophrenia usually first appears in a person during their late teens  or throughout their twenties. It affects more men ...
  • Schizophrenia Symptoms
    Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that is characterized by at least 2 of the following  symptoms, for at least one month: Delusions Hallucinations Disorganized speech (e.g., frequent derailment or incoherence) Grossly disorganized or catatonic behavior A set of ...