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 1 or more psychotic symptoms (hallucinations, delusions, or disorganization in speech, thought, or behavior) with sudden onset and full remission of all symptoms within 1 month
  • Sometimes but not always brought on by stress

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Last updated: May 2, 2017