SCHIZOPHRENIFORM PSYCHOSIS

Form of non-schizophrenic psychosis wherein indications and symptoms of standard nuclear schizophrenia exist, but there is, however, sound premorbid adjustment, abrupt development as a reaction to an obvious precipitating occurrence, as well as a decent prognosis and good likelihood of regaining ordinary levels of function. For defining characteristics, see: DSM-IV-TR diagnostic category of schizophreniform disorder. Also known as: schizophreniform state.

SCHIZOPHRENIFORM PSYCHOSIS: "Schizophreniform psychosis was first proposed in the late 1930s by Norwegian psychiatrist Gabriel Langfeldt (1895-1983)."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "SCHIZOPHRENIFORM PSYCHOSIS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/schizophreniform-psychosis/ (accessed December 6, 2019).
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