Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide

Brief Psychotic Disorder

Ramin Mojtabai, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., Paul Nestadt, M.D.
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DEFINITION

  • Psychotic disorder characterized by presence of one or more psychotic symptoms (hallucinations, delusions, or disorganization in speech, thought, or behavior) with sudden onset and full remission of all symptoms within one month.
  • Sometimes but not always brought on by stress

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Last updated: December 9, 2014