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Psychiatric Disorders


 

Brief Psychotic Disorder

 

Category


Psychotic Disorders

 

Etiology


The cause of this disorder is typically an extremely stressful event or trauma.

 

Symptoms


Presence of psychotic symptoms (delusions, hallucinations, disorganized speech, and/or disorganized behavior) which lasts at least one day but no more than one month.

 

Treatment


Supportive therapy or interpersonal relationships and at times medication.

 

Prognosis


Very good. By definition, the disorder will resolve itself within one month. If the symptoms last more than one month, the diagnosis needs to be reconsidered as does prognosis.

 

 

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