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Is a brief psychotic disorder mean someone has or will have schizophrenia?
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Dr. Jeff Jacobs
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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