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  • Schizophreniform Disorder Symptoms
    Criteria 1, 4, and 5 of Schizophrenia are met. An episode of the disorder (including prodromal, active, and residual phases) lasts at least 1 month but less than 6 months.
  • 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 one of the following: Major Depressive Episode(must include depressed mood)...
  • 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 ...
  • Delusional Disorder Treatment
    Table of Contents Psychotherapy Medications Self-Help Psychotherapy Psychotherapy is usually the most effective help in person suffering from delusional disorder. The overriding important factor in this therapy is the quality ...
  • Delusional Disorder Symptoms
    Delusional disorder is characterized by the presence of non-bizarre delusions which have persisted for at least one month.   Non-bizarre delusions typically are beliefs of something occurring  in a person's life which is not out of the ...