Shared Psychotic Disorder Diagnosis
(Also Known As: Psychotic Diagnosis, Psychosis Diagnosis, Psychotic Disorders Diagnosis, Psychotic Disorder Diagnosis, Psychotic Behavior Diagnosis, Shared Paranoia Diagnosis)
(Reviewed by: Paul Peterson, Licensed Therapist)
How is Shared Psychotic Disorder diagnosed?
Like most disorders, a clinical interview is required to diagnose shared psychotic disorder. There are basically three symptoms required for the determination of the existence of this disorder according to DSM-IV-TR. 8
DSM-IV-TR Diagnostic Criteria for Shared Psychotic Disorder:
A delusion develops in an individual in the context of a close relationship with another person, who has an already established delusion.
The delusion is similar in content to that of the person who already has the established delusion.
The disturbance is not better accounted for by another psychotic disorder (e.g. schizophrenia) or a mood disorder with psychotic features and is not due to the direct physiological effects of a substance (e.g. drug abuse, a medication) or a general medical condition. 9
Could You Have Shared Psychotic Disorder?
Shared Psychotic Disorder Topics
|Borderline Personality Disorder – variability of mood, split personality, delusion, dissociation, psychosis|
|Brief Psychotic Disorder – psychosis, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, delusion, hallucination|
|Paranoid Personality Disorder – pervasive suspiciousness, maladaptive behavior, hypervigilance, paranoia, schizophrenia|
|Schizophrenia – bizarre thinking, delusion, hallucination, disorganized speech, paranoid, psychosis|
|Schizotypal Personality Disorder – personality disorder, social isolation, odd thinking and behavior, paranoid ideation |