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Medical Term:

schizophreniform disorder



  1. a disorder with essential features that are identical with those of schizophrenia, with the exception that the duration including prodromal, active, and residual phases is shorter than 6 months.
  2. a DSM diagnosis that is established when the specified criteria are met.
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