Reactive psychosis - a prospective study

Pandurangi, A. K. ; Kapur, R. L. (1980) Reactive psychosis - a prospective study Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 61 (2). pp. 89-95. ISSN 0001-690X

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A prospective study was carried out on 30 patients suffering from a psychotic episode following a stressful life event. They were found to have an Emotional, Timid, Sensitive, Tense and Insecure personality. Sleep disturbance, Affective symptoms, Histrionic behaviour and Excitement were the common clinical features. Sixty-six per cent were found to be clinically and socially remitted during a 6 months'follow-up. For 20% the diagnosis was revised to Affective Psychosis and for 10% to Schizophrenia.

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Keywords:Reactive Psychosis; Prospective; Follow-up; Personality Traits; Clinical Features
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