Brief psychotic disorder is a short-term mental illness that features psychotic symptoms. There are three forms of brief psychotic disorder. The first occurs shortly after a major stress, the second has no apparent trauma that triggers the illness, and the third is associated with postpartum onset. Symptoms include hallucinations, delusions, unusual behavior, disorientation, changes in eating and sleeping, and speech that doesn't make sense. Treatment typically involves medication and psychotherapy. Read more: Brief Psychotic Disorder Article
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Medications & Supplements
- Lexapro (escitalopram)
- citalopram, Celexa
- Ativan (lorazepam)
- Zoloft (sertraline)
- diazepam (Valium, Diastat, Acudial, Diastat Pediatric, Diazepam Intensol)
- aripiprazole (Abilify, Abilify Maintena, Aristrada)
- haloperidol (Haldol)
- venlafaxine, Effexor XR (Effexor has been discontinued in the US)
- duloxetine, Cymbalta
- bupropion, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL, Zyban, Aplenzin
- fluoxetine, Prozac, Sarafem, Prozac Weekly
- quetiapine (Seroquel, Seroquel XR)
- paroxetine, Paxil, Paxil CR, Pexeva
- risperidone, Risperdal; Risperdal Consta, Risperdal M-TAB
- olanzapine, Zyprexa, Zydis, Zyprexa Relprevv
- Phenothiazine Antipsychotics
- desvenlafaxine (Pristiq, Khedezla)
- chlorpromazine - oral, Thorazine
- ziprasidone (Geodon)
- clozapine (Clozaril, Fazacio ODT, Versacloz)
- brexpiprazole (Rexulti)
- chlorpromazine-injection, Thorazine
- fluphenazine (Permitil, Prolixin)
- thiothixene - oral, Navane
- thioridazine (Mellaril is a discontinued brand)
- fluphenazine liquid - oral, Prolixin
- fluphenazine concentrate - oral, Prolixin
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