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Brief Psychotic Disorder

According to the DSM-IV-TR, Brief Psychotic Disorder is defined as the presence of one or more of the following symptoms lasting for at least 1 day but less than 1 month:

This diagnosis should not be made if the symptoms:

If the symptoms seem to occur as a response to a stressful life event, then the condition is labeled as a Brief Psychotic Disorder with Marked Stressor, which is also known as Brief Reactive Psychosis. If not, then the disorder is specified as being without Marked Stressor. If the disorder occurs within 4 weeks of delivering a newborn baby, it is specified as being with Postpartum Onset.


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