What are the differences between Schizophrenia and Schizophreniform Disorder?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 17, 2018, 2:28 am ad1c9bdddf
Schizophreniform disorder is a category of psychopathology categorized by a brief form of schizophrenia-like symptoms (Marchesi et al., 2007). Also, recent studies confirmed that patients previously diagnosed with schizophreniform disorder often develop schizophrenia (Marchesi et al., 2007). In order to diagnose an individual with a schizophreniform disorder, the patient needs to have a presence of acute onset of psychotic symptoms, presence of confusion or perplexity, good premorbid functioning, and absence of blunted affect (Marchesi et al., 2007).
Research in schizophrenia has mostly focused on the search for ...
Schizophrenia and Schizophreniform Disorder are correlated. References are also listed to promote research.
DSM-5 and Diagnosis
Review a specific addiction listed in the DSM-5 and address what the relevant differential diagnosis would need to rule out. Note what assessments are needed to rule out other mental health or medical disorders that might be present with similar concerns or symptoms. What assessments would help support determining the level of severity?View Full Posting Details