Schizophreniform disorder is a form of schizophrenia that lasts for less than 6 months.
Like schizophrenia, schizophreniform disorder is a type of “psychosis” in which a person cannot tell what is real from what is imagined. It also affects how people think, act, express emotions, and relate to others.
Is It Schizophreniform Common?
About one person in 1,000 develops Schizophreniform disorder during his or her lifetime. The disorder happens equally in men and women, although it often strikes men at a younger age, between ages 18 and 24. In women, it most often happens between ages 24 and 35.