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What makes schizophrenia different from other similar disorders?

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What makes schizophrenia different from some similar disorders in the spectrum is how long you've had symptoms and whether you also have signs of a mood disorder.

SOURCES:

American Psychiatric Association: "Schizophrenia," "DSM-5 Overview: The Future Manual."

Tandon, R. October 2013. Schizophrenia Research,

NAMI: "Diagnostic Criteria for Schizophrenia."

Cleveland Clinic: "Schizophreniform Disorder," "Schizoaffective Disorder."

Malaspina, D. October 2013. Schizophrenia Research,

Pelizza, L. September 2010. Acta Biomedica,

William T. Carpenter, MD, professor of psychiatry and pharmacy, University of Maryland School of Medicine and Maryland Psychiatric Research Center, Baltimore, MD.

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 30, 2020

SOURCES:

American Psychiatric Association: "Schizophrenia," "DSM-5 Overview: The Future Manual."

Tandon, R. October 2013. Schizophrenia Research,

NAMI: "Diagnostic Criteria for Schizophrenia."

Cleveland Clinic: "Schizophreniform Disorder," "Schizoaffective Disorder."

Malaspina, D. October 2013. Schizophrenia Research,

Pelizza, L. September 2010. Acta Biomedica,

William T. Carpenter, MD, professor of psychiatry and pharmacy, University of Maryland School of Medicine and Maryland Psychiatric Research Center, Baltimore, MD.

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 30, 2020

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