- A. An uninterrupted period of illness during which there is a major mood episode (major depressive or manic) concurrent with Criterion A of schizophrenia.
- B. Delusions or hallucinations for 2 or more weeks in the absence of a major mood episode (depressive or manic) during the lifetime duration of the illness.
- C. Symptoms that meet criteria for a major mood episode are present for the majority of the total duration of the active and residual portions of the illness.
- D. The disturbance is not attributable to the effects of a substance (e.g., a drug of abuse, a medication) or another medical condition.
Psychiatric Disorders with Psychotic Symptoms
- Acute psychosis
- Schizoaffective disorder
- Delusional disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder with psychotic features
- Rule out other organic causes including substance abuse, medication effect or other medical conditions.
- Consider emergency psychiatric evaluation (e.g. safety assessment) in addition to medical evaluation.
- Point-of-care glucose
- Chem 7
- ECG (for toxicology evaluation)
- ASA level
- Tylenol level
- Urine toxicology screen/Blood toxicology screen
- Urine pregnancy/beta-hCG (if female of childbearing age)
- Verbal de-escalation
- Offer comforting items: blanket, meal, pillow, etc
- Quiet room
- Physical restraints (should administer medications if restraints used, as decreases restraint time)
- Pharmacologic: Goal is to calm patient without oversedation
- No history of psychosis
- Known or suspected underlying psychotic illness
- Continue treatment with previous antipsychotic or
- PO: olanzapine 5-10mg or risperidone 0.5-2mg +/- lorazepam: 0.5-2mg
- IM: olanzapine 2.5-20mg or ziprasidone 10-20mg or
- (PO/IM/IV) Haloperidol 0.5-5mg +/- lorazepam 0.5-2mg
- Home with outpatient psychiatric services if stable, versus inpatient psychiatric admission if unstable
- American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Publishing.