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How is brief psychotic disorder self-diagnosed?

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Dr. Jeff Jacobs
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
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In brief: 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?

In brief: 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?
Dr. Jeff Jacobs
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