Reactive Psychosis I: Does the Pre‐DSM‐III Concept Define a Third Psychosis?

  title={Reactive Psychosis I: Does the Pre‐DSM‐III Concept Define a Third Psychosis?},
  author={D. Jauch and W. Carpenter},
  journal={The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease},
  • D. Jauch, W. Carpenter
  • Published 1988
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
  • Reactive psychosis, schizoaffective disorder, and schizophreniform disorder have each been considered as possible third psychoses that are separate from schizophrenia and the affective psychoses. We review the history of one of these diagnoses, reactive psychosis, and critique studies that attempt to validate the category. Studies using modern research methods with well-defined criteria based on experience with patients who have received this diagnosis should test this category more rigorously… CONTINUE READING
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