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Comparison between Schizophrenia and Delusional Disorder

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Comparison:

Two types of schizophrenia
Two types of psychotic disorders
One type of schizophrenia and another psychotic disorder

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Comparisons

Two types of psychotic disorders

Brief Psychotic Disorder

In brief psychotic disorder, the patient has brief episodes of the disorder in response to a severe traumatic event usually, and recovery is quicker than chronic psychosis.

Delusional disorders include a range of delusions and hallucinations. To name a couple, some forms of psychotic disorders make the patient experience delusions or hallucinations where the patient's personal grandiosity is evident or paranoia from external elements ...

Solution Summary

Differentiated and undifferentiated schizophrenia, brief psychotic disorder and delusional disorder are discussed in this solution, including definitions and comparisons between them.

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