n. in DSM-IV-TR, refers to a psychological disturbance involving at least psychotic symptom, such as delusions, hallucinations, incoherence, or catatonic behavior. Sudden in onset, it may last briefly and then return to full recovery. See brief reactive psychosis (DSM-III).

BRIEF PSYCHOTIC DISORDER: "Following the sudden loss of a loved one or an event of extreme emotional stress, a person may go through a brief psychotic disorder."
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