Revisiting cycloid psychosis: a case of an acute, transient and recurring psychotic disorder.


Journal Article

We report a case of recurrent psychosis, spanning decades, with full inter-episode recovery and minimal functional impairment. While it is difficult to classify this disorder using DSM IV-TR criteria, Leonhard and others have described a 'cycloid psychosis' that correlates well with the phenomenology and course of this case. We believe this may represent a subset within the ICD-10 category of 'acute and transient psychotic disorders'. While this disorder, of unknown incidence, is not well reported in the U.S., it is worthy of further investigation and clinical attention given its generally favorable prognosis and potentially distinct pathophysiology and treatment.

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Cited Authors

  • Srihari, VH; Lee, T-SW; Rohrbaugh, RM; D'Souza, DC

Published Date

  • February 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 82 / 2-3

Start / End Page

  • 261 - 264

PubMed ID

  • 16442782

Pubmed Central ID

  • 16442782

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1573-2509

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0920-9964

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.schres.2005.11.022


  • eng