Stéphane Bourcet : Acute Psychosis, Early Schizophrenia, and Adolescence

The evolution of acute delusive psychosis towards schizophrenia is far from prevalent, and in fact represents a minority of cases. However, it is indispensable that the care and treatment of every acute delusive episode continue for a period of one or two years after the symptoms have subsided. Specialized follow-up care allows for ongoing observation and evaluation of the patient, and enables us to give a more precise diagnosis, which may be that of mood disorder.