Acute polymorphic psychotic disorder: diagnostic stability over 3 years.

  title={Acute polymorphic psychotic disorder: diagnostic stability over 3 years.},
  author={Sreedharan Geetha Sajith and Ramamurthy Chandrasekaran and K E Sadanandan Unni and Ajit Sahai},
  journal={Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica},
  volume={105 2},
OBJECTIVE Acute polymorphic psychotic disorder without symptoms of schizophrenia (APPD) in ICD-10 is unique in many characteristics. This study aimed at investigating the diagnostic stability of APPD over 3 years. METHOD Forty-five patients with first episode APPD were followed up and assessed at regular intervals over a period of 3 years. RESULTS Thirty-two patients were females. Average age of the sample was 26.9 years. Thirty-three cases retained their index diagnosis of APPD, while 12… CONTINUE READING

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