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Psychotic disorders are mental disorders in which the personality is seriously disorganized and a person's contact with reality is impaired. During a psychotic episode a person is confused about reality and often experiences delusions and/or hallucinations.
Some of the characteristics associated with psychotic disorders include delusions, hallucinations, bizarre behavior, incoherent or disorganized speech, and/or disorganized behavior. Between 2 and 5% of elderly persons living in the community exhibit excessive suspiciousness and persecutory delusions. As many as 4 to 5% have delusions and hallucinations, and these symptoms are often disabling.
List of Psychotic Disorders
|Psychotic Disorder||Short Description|
|Delusional Disorder||Delusional disorder, as defined in the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (DSM-IV), refers to a group of conditions in which the central feature is the presence of delusions in the absence of other symptomatology.|
|Brief Psychotic Disorder||DSM-IV defines brief psychotic disorder as an illness lasting from 1 day to 1 month, with an eventual return to the premorbid level of functioning. Brief psychotic disorder is uncommon.|
|Schizoaffective Disorder||Schizoaffective disorder includes elements of both psychosis and mood disorder.|
|Shared Psychotic Disorder||A Shared Psychotic Disorder is one is which a person who has a psychosis essentially superimposes their delusions onto a previously healthy person, who then shares the delusion.|
Dementia refers to a loss of cognitive function (cognition) due to changes in the brain caused by disease or trauma. The changes may occur gradually or quickly; and how they occur may determine whether dementia is reversible or irreversible. Multi infarct Dementia, Fronto Temporal dementia, Lewy Body dementia, Frontal Lobe dementia, Parkinsons-Dementia
|Schizophreniform||Schizophreniform disorder is characterized by the presence of the criterion A symptoms of schizophrenia, including delusions, hallucinations, disorganized speech, disorganized or catatonic behavior, and negative symptoms.|