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Psychotic Disorders

Psychotic Disorder are those psychiatric conditions that involve forms of psychosis as their main symptoms. These include:

    Schizophrenia: This condition involves long-term and persistent psychotic symptoms.

    Brief Psychotic Disorders: These conditions involve psychotic symptoms that resolve within a number of months (though in about half of these cases these patients will eventually go on to be diagnosed with Schizophrenia). Brief Psychotic Disorder, Schizophreniform Disorder, Acute and Transient Psychotic Disorder, and Nonaffective Acute Remitting Psychosis are different ways of categorizing these conditions.

    Delusional Disorder: This condition involves persistent nonbizarre delusions.

    Schizoaffective Disorder: This condition involves symptoms of both Schizophrenia and a Mood Disorder, such as Major Depressive Disorder or Bipolar Disorder.

Catatonia