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How do doctors diagnose brief psychotic disorder?

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If someone has symptoms, their doctor will give them a checkup, talk to them about their health history, and give them tests such as brain imaging (for instance, MRI scans) or blood tests to rule out other causes. The doctor may refer the person to a psychiatrist or psychologist. These mental health professionals use specially designed interview and assessment tools to evaluate a person for a psychotic disorder.

SOURCES: 

Medicinenet: "Brief Psychotic Disorder."

Drugs.com: "Brief Psychotic Disorder."

The Merck Manual: "Brief Psychotic Disorder."

 

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on July 17, 2018

SOURCES: 

Medicinenet: "Brief Psychotic Disorder."

Drugs.com: "Brief Psychotic Disorder."

The Merck Manual: "Brief Psychotic Disorder."

 

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on July 17, 2018

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