Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Schizophreniform Disorder (295.40)

Schizophreniform disorder is essentially the same as schizophrenia except that the total duration of the illness is at least one month, but less than 6 months and social/occupational impairment is not required (although it is not exclusionary).  Some people who are initially diagnosed with schizophreniform disorder will go on to later be diagnosed with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder (about two-thirds).

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