A. The following criteria for schizophrenia must be met:
1. Two or more symptoms for one month. Symptoms may include delusions, hallucinations, disorganized speech, grossly disorganized or catatonic behavior, or negative symptoms.
2. Schizoaffective disorder and mood disorder with psychotic features must be excluded.
3. Substance-induced symptoms or symptoms from a general medical condition have been ruled out.
4. Symptomatology must last for at least one month, but less than six months.
Was this article helpful?