Brief Psychotic Disorder

Brief Psychotic Disorder

Video about the Brief Psychotic Disorder

The brief psychotic disorder, also know as brief reactive psychosis, is a mental disorder that is usually diagnosed in young adulthood (between 20 and 30 years old). Brief reactive psychosis can be considered as a time-limited schizophrenia which is resolved within a maximum period of one month.

It is characterized by the presence of one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Delusions
  • Hallucinations
  • Disorganized speech (for example, frequent derailment or inconsistency)
  • Seriously disorganized or catatonic behavior

The symptoms may last from one day to one month, but they can be severe enough to put the person at risk due to their violent behavior.

The brief psychotic disorder differs from other disorders by its limited duration and is not triggered by drug or alcohol abuse. In most cases, it will not end up being a chronic mental health disorder.

Do not miss this interesting video of the psychologist Úrsula Perona where he explains everything.

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