Case Report on Acute Transient Psychotic Disorder


  • Miss. Achal s. Dhanvij, Ms. Darshana Shingode, Aniket Pathade


Acute transient psychotic disorder as a descriptive entity was recognized for the first time in 1992 in international classification of disease. Acute transient psychotic disorder(ATPD) defined by ICD-10 ( world health organization) characterized by acute onset ( no greater than 2 weeks from first appearance of symptoms to full disorder) of hallucination, delusion, and incomprehensible or incoherent speech. Acute psychotic syndrome required early hospitalization in either an inpatient psychiatric unit or a crisis center. They are psychiatric emergency .

Main symptoms and /or important clinical findings: Sleep disturbances since 7-8 days , muttering ( expression of dissatisfaction) since 7-8 days , hearing voice not heard by other since 8 days , suspiciousness since 8 days , fearfulness since 8 days, aggressiveness since 8-10 days , hallucination since 7 days.

Diagnostic evaluation: He is 38 year old male .all investigation are done. Complete blood count, hb-12.5gm/dl, mental status examination, physical examination ,brain imaging.

Therapeutic intervention: patient was treated Inj haloperidol 5mg (BD) , inj lorazepam 2mg iv (SOS) ,tab oleanz 20 mg (HS) , tab clozapine 0.5mg (SOS) , inj phenargan 25mg (SOS) , tab sodium valporate 500mg (BD) , tab trinicolm fort (BD).

Outcome:- Patient general conditions was improved.

Nursing perspectives: Administered fluid replacement i.e NS and DNS . monitor vital sign and check blood pressure of the patient. Provided adequate rest and sleep to the patient . provided group therapy and individual therapy and occupational therapy to the patient. Administered medication according to doctors order .

Conclusion: Generalized weakness, sleep disturbances and aggressiveness reduced with proper treatment. Now patient in good condition.



How to Cite

Miss. Achal s. Dhanvij, Ms. Darshana Shingode, Aniket Pathade. (2021). Case Report on Acute Transient Psychotic Disorder. Drugs and Cell Therapies in Hematology, 10(1), 251–255. Retrieved from