Schizophrenia

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  • Major depressive or manic episode with psychotic features
  • Drugs or substance abuse, eg, steroids, cocaine, amphetamines, alcohol withdrawal
  • Psychotic symptoms associated with dementia
  • Delirium
  • CNS disease, eg, complex partial seizures, tumor, neurosyphilis
  • Nutritional deficiency, eg, thiamine, vitamin B12
  • Heavy metal poisoning, eg, mercury
  • Endocrinopathy, eg, hypothyroidism, Cushing’s syndrome
  • Other psychotic disorder, eg, schizoaffective or schizophreniform disorder, delusional disorder (nonbizarre delusions, minimal impairment of daily functioning), brief psychotic disorder
  • Personality disorder, eg, paranoid, schizotypal, schizoid

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Last updated: December 1, 2014