Acute psychotic disorder

Acute psychotic disorder

Delusion, hallucination and disorganization symptoms like schizophrenia

Does not meet the duration criteria for diagnosis of schizophrenia

Preceded by STRESSOR [Stressful Life Event] and may be precipitated by Fever

ICD -10 [Acute & Transient Psychotic Ds]


  • [ if Duration < 1 Month Brief Psychotic Disorder
  • Duration 1-6 Months – Schizophreniform Disorder]


  • Antipsychotics and Benzodiazepines

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