Remitting brief psychotic disorder in a 15-year-old male


Cak H. T. , Kueltuer S. E. C. , Pehlivantuerk B.

EUROPEAN CHILD & ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY, vol.16, no.4, pp.281-285, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00787-006-0593-9
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN CHILD & ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY
  • Page Numbers: pp.281-285

Abstract

We present a case of remitting brief psychotic disorder in a 15 year old male, who had 4 phenomenologically alike episodes consisting of the following symptoms; sudden onset, unstructured delusions, hallucinations, clouding of consciousness, and a rapid return to his premorbid level of functioning. No evidence was found indicating a metabolic disease or a neurological disorder. The diagnostic criteria of brief psychotic disorder were fulfilled, although the clinical picture could not be described adequately by using only DSM-IV criteria. Remitting brief psychosis and the validity of different diagnostic systems are discussed.