Zip Code:
  
Provider Type:
Provider:
        Listings:
          Health

          Criteria for a Diagnosis of Psychosis

          February 23, 2010

          On the show “Surrogate Mom Faces Her Critics,” Shelly says that she kept the babies she carried for intended parents Amy and Scott Kehoe because Amy allegedly withheld the fact that she has a mental illness.

          Dr. Phil says that too often, people with mental disorders are unfairly stigmatized. Below is the criteria for a diagnosis of psychosis.

          According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, IV-R (284-285), the “psychotic” disorder is basically referred to as a schizophrenia label. The criteria are:

          A) Two or more of the following:  
          1. Delusions
          2. Hallucinations
          3. Disorganized speech
          4. Grossly disorganized or catatonic behavior
          5. Negative symptoms 

          B) Social/Occupation dysfunction 

          C) Duration of symptoms for at least six months 

          D) Schizoaffective and mood disorders exclusions
           
          E) Substance abuse exclusion
          Be on the Show

          Need Dr. Phil’s Help?

          Share your story for a chance to be on the show!

          Tell Us Your Story

          Be on the Show! Text “PHIL” to 88500
          Be on the Show

          Toxic Relative?

          Do you have a relative who you are completely at odds with because of their toxic behavior? Desperate for Dr. Phil’s help?

          Be on the Show

          I’m Living a Nightmare!

          Is your story so extreme that it’s unbelievable? Do you feel your problems have no end?

          Be on the Show

          Explosive Family Drama?

          Does everyone in your family have strong personalities and refuse to back down?

          Help & Resources

          Find Treatment Centers and Therapists!

          Check out the mental health treatment programs that have assisted Dr. Phil guests.

          Feeding America

          Learn how you can help feed a child this summer.

          Be on the Show

          Have a Story Dr. Phil Won’t Believe?

          Want to appear on Dr. Phil? Text PHIL to 88500

          Simple Share Buttons
          Simple Share Buttons