means a therapy of 15 or fewer sessions' duration. In recent years, Brief therapy has gained popularity due to the financial constraints imposed by managed care , as well as studies demonstrating that its effectiveness is on par with that of traditional Psychotherapy .
delusions, hallucinations, or disorganized speech or behavior but lasting less than one (1) month; often occurs in reaction to a stressor. Moreover, Brief psychotic disorder refers to a psychotic disorder that includes one or more positive symptom(s) of schizophrenia, such as hallucinations, delusions, disorganized speech or behavior lasting more than one day but less than one (1) month; this disorder often occurs following a severe life stressor. Brief psychotic disorder A disorder characterized by the sudden onset of psychotic symptoms that are limited to a period of less than a month.