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What is schizophreniform disorder?

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Schizophreniform disorder is a type of schizophrenia that lasts for less than six months. Like schizophrenia, schizophreniform disorder is a type of psychosis in which a person cannot tell what is real from what is imagined. It also affects how people think, act, express emotions, and relate to others. If symptoms last longer than six months, someone has schizophrenia, not schizophreniform disorder.

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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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