is typically used as a preliminary diagnosis for
schizophrenia. Due to the complexities of schizophrenia, an
initial diagnosis is very often tentative and schizophreniform is
is the most important part of treatment as it can reduce and sometimes
eliminate the psychotic symptoms. Case management is often needed to
assist with daily living skills, financial matters, and housing, and
therapy can help the individual learn better coping skills and improve
social and occupational skills.
the symptoms are not significantly reduced in the first six months
after diagnosis, a change of diagnosis to schizophrenia is
warranted. By definition, schizophreniform can not be
diagnosed for a period longer longer than six months.
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