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Brief Psychotic Disorder

By

Carol Tamminga

, MD, UT Southwestern Medical Dallas

Last full review/revision May 2020| Content last modified May 2020
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The symptoms of brief psychotic disorder resemble the delusions, hallucinations, or other psychotic symptoms of schizophrenia Symptoms Schizophrenia is a mental disorder characterized by loss of contact with reality (psychosis), hallucinations (usually, hearing voices), firmly held false beliefs (delusions), abnormal thinking... read more , but they last for a much shorter time (from 1 day to 1 month).
 

People with brief psychotic disorder have at least one of the following symptoms:

  • Delusions (false beliefs that people maintain against strong evidence)

  • Hallucinations

  • Disorganized speech

  • Very disorganized or catatonic (immobile or unresponsive) behavior

Relapse is common, but people with brief psychotic disorder typically function well between episodes and have few or no symptoms.

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