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How do doctors diagnose schizophreniform disorder?

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If someone has symptoms, their doctor may use various tests -- such as brain imaging (like MRI scans) or blood tests -- to see if a physical illness could be the cause. There's no physical reason for the symptoms, the doctor may refer the person to a psychiatrist or psychologist, mental health professionals who are trained to diagnose and treat mental illnesses. For a diagnosis of schizophreniform disorder, the symptoms can only have lasted for less than six months.

SOURCES:

Medscape: "Schizophreniform Disorder."

PsychCentral: "Schizophreniform Disorder."

 

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on February 18, 2020

SOURCES:

Medscape: "Schizophreniform Disorder."

PsychCentral: "Schizophreniform Disorder."

 

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on February 18, 2020

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