I'll keep this brief since I don't think it's much fun when the OP answers most of the questions in the post.
Schizophreniform disorder is a schizophrenia-spectrum disorder whose only difference from schizophrenia is in either length or severity. When I was diagnosed, I had not yet been experiencing the symptoms of schizophrenia for six months, and hence was diagnosed with a schizophreniform disorder. I do not know whether the severity of my symptoms was enough to qualify for schizophrenia as I was, for the most part, able to live a normal life at the time. I did a fair amount of research into schizophrenia and its treatments as well as the treatment of the mentally disordered in general during this period.
So please, AMA!