People with this illness have changes in behavior and other symptoms such as delusions and hallucinations that last longer than 6 months. There are many common myths about schizophrenia, including what causes schizophrenia...
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A 26-year-old medical student is brought to the emergency department by her husband. The husband tells the doctor that his wife has shown odd behavior ever since failing an exam 2 weeks ago. In particular, she tells him that people are trying to poison her. The woman has no prior psychiatric history, and physical examination and laboratory results are unremarkable.
What is the most appropriate diagnosis for this patient?
Psychotic disorders are severe mental disorders that cause abnormalities with thinking and perception. Schizophrenia, for example, is a mental disorder. What can you tell us about this and other disorders? Let’s find out in...
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Which of these statements are true of Shared Psychotic Disorder?