An entire chapter of DSM-5 is devoted to Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders. These disorders cover a wide range of symptoms and degrees of severity. However, a defining characteristic of all of them is the presence of one or more of the following symptoms: delusions, hallucinations, and disorganized thinking. Another large group of disorders addressed in a separate chapter in DSM-5 is Bipolar and Related Disorders. Much like Schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders, symptoms and degree of severity can range from minor to significant impairment of functioning.
This course discusses the symptoms and diagnostic categories of both schizophrenic spectrum and other psychotic disorders as well as bipolar and related disorders in DSM-5, including all major types and codes.