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Shared Psychotic Disorder Diagnosis

(Also Known As: Psychotic Diagnosis, Psychosis Diagnosis, Psychotic Disorders Diagnosis, Psychotic Disorder Diagnosis, Psychotic Behavior Diagnosis, Shared Paranoia Diagnosis)

(Reviewed by: Paul Peterson, Licensed Therapist)

How is Shared Psychotic Disorder diagnosed?

Like most disorders, a clinical interview is required to diagnose shared psychotic disorder. There are basically three symptoms required for the determination of the existence of this disorder according to DSM-IV-TR. 8

DSM-IV-TR Diagnostic Criteria for Shared Psychotic Disorder:

  • A delusion develops in an individual in the context of a close relationship with another person, who has an already established delusion.
  • The delusion is similar in content to that of the person who already has the established delusion.
  • The disturbance is not better accounted for by another psychotic disorder (e.g. schizophrenia) or a mood disorder with psychotic features and is not due to the direct physiological effects of a substance (e.g. drug abuse, a medication) or a general medical condition. 9

Could You Have Shared Psychotic Disorder?

Shared Psychotic Disorder Topics

Related Conditions

Borderline Personality Disorder – variability of mood, split personality, delusion, dissociation, psychosis
Brief Psychotic Disorder – psychosis, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, delusion, hallucination
Paranoid Personality Disorder – pervasive suspiciousness, maladaptive behavior, hypervigilance, paranoia, schizophrenia
Schizophrenia – bizarre thinking, delusion, hallucination, disorganized speech, paranoid, psychosis
Schizotypal Personality Disorder – personality disorder, social isolation, odd thinking and behavior, paranoid ideation