What is Schizophreniform? As the name suggests, it is a form of schizophrenia that lasts anywhere from 1 month to under 6 months.
What Causes Schizophreniform Disorder?
Although the exact cause of schizophreniform disorder is not known, researchers believe it originates in genetic, biochemical, and environmental factors.
About one person in 1,000 develops schizophreniform disorder during his or her lifetime. The disorder occurs equally in men and women, although it often strikes men at a younger age, between the ages of 18 and 24. In women, it most often occurs between the ages of 24 and 35.
Symptoms may include:
Treatments for schizophreniform inlclude:
What Is the Outlook for People With Schizophreniform Disorder?
People with schizophreniform disorder recover within six months. If the symptoms do not improve, the person likely has schizophrenia, which is a lifelong illness.