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What are the different types of psychotic disorders?

Sometimes colloquially referred to as thought disorders, since the new psychiatric diagnostic manual, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder, Fifth Edition (DSM-V) was published in 2013, psychotic disorders have been referred to as schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders. In addition to the more commonly known mental disorders like schizophrenia, other mental disorders in this group include brief psychotic disorder, schizotypal personality disorder, delusional disorder, schizophreniform disorder, schizoaffective disorder, catatonia, substance/medication-induced (for example, alcohol-induced or cannabis-induced) psychotic disorder, psychosis due to another medical condition, other specified schizophrenia spectrum disorder, as well as unspecified schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorder, which was formerly called psychotic disorder, not otherwise specified (NOS).

Besides catatonia, other catatonia-related disorders include catatonic disorder due to another medical condition, as well as unspecified catatonia. Women who recently had a baby (are in the postpartum state) may uncommonly develop postpartum psychosis. Also, mood disorders like major depressive disorder and bipolar disorder can become severe enough to result in psychotic symptoms like hallucinating or having delusions, also called psychotic features.

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Comment from: LoveYouStill, 13-18 Female (Caregiver) Published: April 25

My 15 year old foster child has been having extreme split personality episodes. For example, she is a happy and kind girl one minute then the next she"s an extremely violent person that will harm anyone in her way, she even killed our pet dog Fido in a fit of extreme rage. Then she snaps back to sweetness after a while. I don"t know what to do anymore and I"m out of options for helping her.

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Comment from: un likeing, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: February 23

Posttraumatic stress disorder is my problem. I space out often, vary snappy and quick to hit, yell and scream. Then I get very tired and drained. I stay on the defense side, I feel like everyone is always out to get me. I don't sleep, don't eat much and lie around most of the time. I have tremors in both legs and on a cane. I have been on all the anti-depression medications. I have degenerative disc issues too, migraines, night sweats, chills, dizziness, faintness, and at times memory loss, confusion, shaking all over.

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