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Psyche Timeline of various psychiatric disorders

While studying behavioral sciences and solving related questions, i found that the time limits are imp for diagnosing various diseases. I made a list and thought of sharing this material with the members here.

Brief psychotic disorder- less than 1 month
Schizophreniform disorder- between 1-6 months
Schizophrenia- more than 6 months

Manic episode- more than 1 week
Cyclothymia and dysthymia- more than 2 years
Unipolar disorder(major depression)- more than 2 weeks

Acute stress disorder- less than 1 month
PTSD- more than 1 month

Adjustment disorder- less than 6 months
Generalized anxiety disorder- more than 6 months

Panic attacks- more than 3 attacks in 3 weeks, attacks peak in 10 min
Hypochondriasis- more than 6 months duration


any corrections and additions are invited....
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This issue has been detailed here as well
Psychiatric Disorders Illnesses Defintions of durations and onset according to DSM IV criteria

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