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By Andreas Marneros, Frank Pillmann

Acute psychotic problems with a quick period and a more often than not stable analysis have lengthy intrigued psychiatrists. even though they're integrated in the world over permitted diagnostic structures, our knowing of those problems continues to be at a minimum point. This ebook is the 1st accomplished evaluation in their medical positive aspects, biology, path and long term results. The authors additionally tackle their nosological prestige and effect on our figuring out of the continuum of psychotic and affective problems.

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Symptoms from both G1 and G2 must be prominent in the clinical picture. G4 Most commonly used exclusion clause. The disorder is not attributable to organic mental disorder (in the sense of F00–F09), or to psychoactive substance-related intoxication, dependence, or withdrawal (F10–F19). Brief and Acute Psychoses as side products of epidemiological studies Systematic epidemiological studies regarding Acute and Transient Psychotic Disorders or Brief Psychotic Disorder are rare and exist practically only as ‘side-products’ of epidemiological studies on schizophrenia or other mental disorders.

Vaillant (1964) described ‘Good Prognosis Schizophrenia’, which also included Kasanin’s 35 Concepts and synonyma schizoaffective psychoses. Hunt and Appel (1936) described patients with characteristics of both schizophrenia and manic-depressive disorder, and were not very happy that in the USA such ‘hybrid nosological orphans’ were usually forced into a diagnosis of either schizophrenia or manic-depressive psychosis. , 1984; Perris, 1986). The schizoaffective disorders For a long time, schizoaffective disorders have been a controversially discussed, but certainly existent, nosological category.

70) according to DSM-IV Note. The Major Depressive Episode must include Criterion A1: depressed mood. A. An uninterrupted period of illness during which, at some time, there is either a Major Depressive Episode, a Manic Episode, or a Mixed Episode concurrent with symptoms that meet Criterion A for Schizophrenia. B. During the same period of illness, there have been delusions or hallucinations for at least 2 weeks in the absence of prominent mood symptoms. C. Symptoms that meet criteria for a mood episode are present for a substantial portion of the total duration of the active and residual periods of the illness.

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