Schizoaffective Disorder

Individuals with Schizoaffective Disorder suffer from both mood and psychotic symptoms.

Symptoms

The main characteristics of Schizoaffective Disorder is having Psychosis (hallucinations, paranoia, behavioral changes, and erratic thinking) for a period of 2 weeks with constant Depression or Euphoria.

Schizoaffective Disorder can be of Depressed type or Bipolar type. It has a better prognosis than Schizophrenia.

Treatment

The treatment for this condition includes: antipsychotics, mood stabilizers, and antidepressants. Sometimes we also need to add anxiolytics and sleep medication to help associated symptoms.

Since this is a condition that has a detrimental impact on the brain, early treatment can improve its prognosis.