Schizophreniform Disorder

  1. Major symptoms
    hallucinations, delusions, disorganized incoherent speech, grossly disorganized or catatonic behavior, negative symptoms such as reduced emotional expressiveness or avolition.
  2. To be classified as Schizophreniform Disorder, ___ of the symptoms must be present for _____ months.
    two, between one and six
  3. How is Schizophreniform disorder distinguishable from Schiziphrenia?
    There are two items.
    • Duration: the total duration of the illness, including prodromal, active and residual phases, is at least 1 month but is less than 6 months.
    • Functioning: there is a lack of criterion in this disorder requiring impaired social and occupational functioning. They may be present, but are not required for this diagnosis to be given.
  4. When can a diagnosis of Schizophreniform Disorder be made:
    When an episode of the illness lasts between one and six months and the person has recovered, or if a diagnosis must be made during the illness and it has been present between one and six months; in this case it is provisional.
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Schizophreniform Disorder
Psychotic disorder among the Shizophrenia Spectrum and other psychotic disorders