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What could be the consequences of an untreated brief psychotic disorder?

What could be the consequences of an untreated brief psychotic disorder?

Brief psychosis: This would depend on the nature and duration of the psychotic symptoms. If it's truly a "brief psychotic disorder, " the person has already returned to usual functioning--that's good! but, psychotic symptoms that last at least a day are best evaluated by a professional to ensure proper diagnosis and to determine whether treatment is indicated. ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Psychotic (Definition)

Psychotic disorders (such as schizophrenia) are major mental disorders that cause abnormal thinking. Psychotic people lose touch with reality and have symptoms of delusions and hallucinations. Delusions are false beliefs, such as thinking that a TV is sending you personal messages. Hallucinations are false perceptions, such as hearing, seeing, or feeling something that ...Read more


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Is it possible that a patient diagnosed with brief psychotic disorder study again after he/she was well?

Is it possible that a patient diagnosed with brief psychotic disorder study again after he/she was well?

Yes: Brief psychotic disorder is actually more common among people who are new to new cultures. In these cases the brain may simply be overwhelmed with totally foreign information and data and have difficulty handling the transition. This is not like some of the more progressive psychiatric diseases that cause gradual cognitive deficits after recovery and with support the person should go on to live a full and productive life. ...Read more

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Is a brief psychotic disorder mean someone has or will have schizophrenia?

Is a brief psychotic disorder mean someone has or will have schizophrenia?

Mutually exclusive: Brief psychotic disorder and schizophrenia are mutually exclusive diagnoses, , i.e., a person cannot simultaneously have both disorders. Brief psychotic disorders requires a full recovery in less than 30 days, whereas schizophrenia requires active psychotic symptoms for over 30 days and some symptoms for at least 6 months. ...Read more

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What could be the consequences of an untreated brief psychotic disorder?

Brief psychosis: This would depend on the nature and duration of the psychotic symptoms. If it's truly a "brief psychotic disorder, " the person has already returned to usual functioning--that's good! but, psychotic symptoms that last at least a day are best evaluated by a professional to ensure proper diagnosis and to determine whether treatment is indicated. ...Read more

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How is brief psychotic disorder self-diagnosed?

How is brief psychotic disorder self-diagnosed?

It's not: Self diagnosis is a bad idea in general, even for a doctor, but it is impossible for anyone to self-diagnose any type of psychosis. But by definition, a person cannot diagnose him or herself with a psychotic disorder - how can a person simultaneously lose touch with reality yet still be able to discern what is real? ...Read more

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Is it possible that a patient diagnosed with brief psychotic disorder study again after he/she was well?

Yes: Brief psychotic disorder is actually more common among people who are new to new cultures. In these cases the brain may simply be overwhelmed with totally foreign information and data and have difficulty handling the transition. This is not like some of the more progressive psychiatric diseases that cause gradual cognitive deficits after recovery and with support the person should go on to live a full and productive life. ...Read more

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How is brief psychotic disorder different from schizophrenia?

How is brief psychotic disorder different from schizophrenia?

Deterioration: Brief psychoses are just that - brief. Psychotic episodes in schizophrenia cause deterioration mentally and lead to diminished functioning over time.That loss does not come back for the most part especially without psychiatric care. Brief psychotic disorders by definition have a beginning and end and don't often cause the kind of functional deterioration that psychosis in schizophrenia does. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Psychoses (Definition)

Psychoses are mental health conditions where a person has a state of mind not in line with reality, and can include hallucinations (sights and sounds that are not truly occurring), delusions (false beliefs), and a lack of insight ...Read more