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Year : 1993  |  Volume : 35  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 111-113

Psychosis not Otherwise Specified - Change of Diagnosis at Five Year Follow -up

1 Senior Resident, Department of Psychiatry, J1PMER, Pondicherry - 605 006, India
2 Associate Professor and Head, Department of Psychiatry, J1PMER, Pondicherry - 605 006, India

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V Sivakumar
Senior Resident, Department of Psychiatry, J1PMER, Pondicherry - 605 006
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A five-year follow-up study of 38 patients with 'psychosis not otherwise specified' revealed that diagnostic change occurred in 34.2% of the patients. 15.8% of the patients developed schizophrenia and 18.4% developed affective disorders. The initial diagnosis was retained in 65.8% of the patients. The onset of the illness was acute in patients from rural background and this is statistically significant. 42% of the patients presented only catatonic signs, of which nearly 70% showed full recovery.



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