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DSM-IV - Schizophreniform Disorder


[From American Psychiatric Association. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. 4th ed. Text rev. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Association; copyright 2000.] ...

  1. Criteria A, D, and E of schizophrenia are met.
  2. An episode of the disorder (including prodromal, active, and residual phases) lasts at least 1 month but less than 6 months. (When the diagnosis must be made without waiting for recovery, it should be qualified as “provisional.”)
Specify if:
Without good prognostic features With good prognostic features: as evidenced by two (or more) of the following:
  1. onset of prominent psychotic symptoms within 4 weeks of the first noticeable change in usual behavior or functioning
  2. confusion or perplexity at the height of the psychotic episode
  3. good premorbid social and occupational functioning
  4. absence of blunted or flat affect

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