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Brief Psychotic Disorder

Prabavathy Subramanian, R Sivapriya

Keywords : Brief psychotic disorder, Pharmacological treatment, Psychotherapy, Remission

Citation Information : Subramanian P, Sivapriya R. Brief Psychotic Disorder. 2022; 15 (4):79-80.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10084-13154

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 09-03-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-V), short psychotic disorder is the sudden start of psychotic behavior that should last only around 1 month and is followed by complete remission with a chance of recurrence in the future. The factors that cause brief psychotic disorder (BPD) might be hereditary, neurological, or environmental. It was discovered that 0.05% of people had a BPD. Clinical symptoms include delusion, cognitive difficulties, hallucinations that alter perception, distorted speech, altered moods, altered behavior, and lack of insight. The diagnoses were made using the DSM-V and DSM-IV-TR categorization systems. Psychotherapy and pharmacological treatment are the mainstays of the treatment.

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