From hysterical psychosis to Reactive Dissociative Psychosis

@article{Hart1993FromHP,
  title={From hysterical psychosis to Reactive Dissociative Psychosis},
  author={Onno van der Hart and Eliezer Witztum and Barbara Friedman},
  journal={Journal of Traumatic Stress},
  year={1993},
  volume={6},
  pages={43-64}
}
In this paper Reactive Dissociative Psychosis (RDP) is seen as a post-traumatic stress response and as a subcategory of Brief Reactive Psychosis (BRP). A review of the literature and the evolution of RDP from Hysteria and Hysterical Psychosis are given. Issue is taken with defining the duration of BRP as “Brief.” The authors argue that long-standing psychotic symptoms may be traumatically induced. The dissociative aspects of RDP as its key feature and the concomitant implications for accurate… 
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