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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Schizophreniform Disorder (Overview)

Basically schizophrenia symptoms that occur more than a month but less than 6 months. So in some cases can be considered an early diagnosis that can turn into a diagnosis of schizophrenia, or in other cases is a transient case likely due to some other factor. Delusion, hallucinations, disorganized speech and/or behavior and shallow or blunted emotions are among the important symptoms.


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Whats schizophreniform disorder?

Whats schizophreniform disorder?

Shorter-term : It's considered one of the psychotic disorders, similar to schizophrenia. The difference is that an episode of this disorder lasts between 1 and 6 months. ...Read more

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
4 doctors shared insights

Schizophreniform Disorder (Overview)

Basically schizophrenia symptoms that occur more than a month but less than 6 months. So in some cases can be considered an early diagnosis that can turn into a diagnosis of schizophrenia, or in other cases is a transient case likely due to some other factor. Delusion, hallucinations, disorganized speech and/or behavior and shallow or blunted emotions are among the important symptoms.


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What is the treatment for schizophreniform disorder?

What is the treatment for schizophreniform disorder?

Antipsychotics: Schizophreniform disorder is, essentially, the early stages of schizophrenia, with symptoms lasting no more than 6 months and not necessarily causing major impairment. About 1/3 recover within 6 months; the remaining 2/3 go on to a diagnosis of schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder.. ...Read more

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Treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (Checklist)

See a psychiatrist
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Engage in cognitive behavioral therapy
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Make sure OCD is not a possible side effects of your medications
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Whats schizophreniform disorder?

Shorter-term : It's considered one of the psychotic disorders, similar to schizophrenia. The difference is that an episode of this disorder lasts between 1 and 6 months. ...Read more

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How do u get schizophreniform disorder?

Heredity: Schizophreniform d/o basically means someone who has signs and symptoms consistent with schizophrenia, but for less than six months. There can be other conditions including physical ailments which can mimic the symptoms of schizophrenia. Be sure and see a board certified psychiatrist and good luck. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Schizophreniform disorder?

Schizophreniform: Basically schizophrenia symptoms that occur more than a month but less than 6 months. So in some cases can be considered an early diagnosis that can turn into a diagnosis of schizophrenia, or in other cases is a transient case likely due to some other factor. Delusion, hallucinations, disorganized speech and/or behavior and shallow or blunted emotions are among the important symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for schizophreniform disorder?

Antipsychotics: Schizophreniform disorder is, essentially, the early stages of schizophrenia, with symptoms lasting no more than 6 months and not necessarily causing major impairment. About 1/3 recover within 6 months; the remaining 2/3 go on to a diagnosis of schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder.. ...Read more

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Living with Borderline Personality Disorder (Checklist)

Maintain cognitive therapy for supportive feedback
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Exercise to reduce stress and increase endorphins
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Avoid alcohol to reduce anxiety and depression
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What r symptoms if u have Lyme disease?

What r symptoms if u have Lyme disease?

Flu-like with rash: Typical symptoms include fever, headache, fatigue, and a characteristic skin rash called erythema migrans. If left untreated, infection can spread to joints, the heart, and the nervous system. http://www.cdc.gov/lyme/. ...Read more

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