Schizophreniform disorder is a type of psychotic illness with symptoms similar to those of schizophrenia, but lasting for less than 6 months. Like schizophrenia, schizophreniform disorder is a type of “psychosis” in which a person cannot tell what is real from what is imagined.
Wiki Number: PW196
Diagnosis: Schizophreniform Disorder
World Patients :
Age Onset: M, 18-14; W, 18-3
Symptoms: On month of schizophrenic events while the schizophrenia diagnosis requires at least 6 months. Start as only 1/5th as many as full.
Progression: The levels of disease and shorter duration are less than full schizophrenia. But 2/3 later develop full schizophrenia.
Causes: genetic and stress-triggers; more likely with other family members with schizophrenia
Therapies: individual, family and ocuppational therapies can reduce the impact
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- Sleep-deprived electroencephalography, a forgotten investigation in psychiatry; a case seriesby Babak Najand on January 24, 2022
CONCLUSIONS: This study suggests the necessity of paying attention to the biological etiologies of mental illnesses in the initial assessments in psychiatric and neurological practice. Performing electroencephalogram and treating such patients with mood stabilizers, which have antiepileptic properties, can change the course of the mental illness decisively.
- Prediction models in first-episode psychosis: systematic review and critical appraisalby Rebecca Lee on January 24, 2022
CONCLUSIONS: Future prediction studies in psychosis should prioritise methodological rigour and external validation in larger samples. The potential for prediction modelling in FEP is yet to be realised.
- Practice patterns of bupropion co-prescription with antipsychotic medicationsby Mohan Gautam on January 24, 2022
Objective: Bupropion is one of the few medications with an FDA indication for smoking cessation. This is of particular significance due to the high co-morbidity of tobacco use disorder in patients with schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders. We sought to determine whether historical suggestions of bupropion's pro-dopaminergic activity lead prescribers to withhold bupropion in populations receiving antipsychotic medications. Methods: The prevalence in clinical practice of the...
- Associated Factors and Prognostic Implications of Non-convulsive Status Epilepticus in Ischemic Stroke Patients With Impaired Consciousnessby Liren Zhang on January 24, 2022
Background and Purpose: Non-convulsive status epilepticus (NCSE) is common in patients with disorders of consciousness and can cause secondary brain injury. Our study aimed to explore the determinants and prognostic significance of NCSE in stroke patients with impaired consciousness. Method: Consecutive ischemic stroke patients with impaired consciousness who were admitted to a neuro intensive care unit were enrolled for this study. Univariate and multivariable logistic regression were used to...