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ICD-10 - Acute Schizophrenia-Like Psychotic Disorder


[From World Health Organization. The ICD-10 Classification of Mental and Behavioural Disorders: Diagnostic Criteria for Research. Copyright, World Health Organization, Geneva, 1993.] ...

  1. The onset of psychotic symptoms must be acute (2 weeks or less from a nonpsychotic to a clearly psychotic state).
  2. Symptoms that fulfill the criteria of schizophrenia must have been present for the majority of time.
  3. The criteria for acute polymorphic psychotic disorder are not fulfilled.
If the psychotic symptoms last for more than 1 month, then the diagnosis should be changed to schizophrenia.

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