Symptoms of brief reactive psychosis may include the following:
The symptoms are not due to alcohol or other drug abuse and they last longer than a day, but less than a month.
A psychiatric evaluation can confirm the diagnosis. A physical exam and laboratory testing can rule out medical illness as the cause of the symptoms.
International Early Psychosis Association Writing Group. International clinical practice guidelines for early psychosis. Br J Psychiatry. 2005;187:s120-s124.
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