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schizoaffective disorder vs brief psychotic disorder

Please explain to me how you differentiate between the two when answers questions. Any clues or busswords. I checked first aid but I am still having trouble with such questions.
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What are you supposed to do when you get a case that seems to fit under both categories. thats why I need help with this
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What are you supposed to do when you get a case that seems to fit under both categories. thats why I need help with this
between both is not that complicated, in psychiatry is ALL ABOUT timing.
so in brief p.d==> its schizophrenic symptoms but UP TO A MONTH of duration.

schizoaffective==> is schizophrenia (means that is psychotic symptoms MORE THAN 6 MONTHS) + depression / hypomania / mania

far more challenging i think is differentiating schizoaffective VS bipolar with psychotic symptoms. so be sure to know how to differentiate that also.

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