About SchizoAffective Disorder
Schizoaffective Disorder is a psychiatric condition which shares elements with both Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia.
Patients suffering from Schizoaffective Disorder typically experience a course of mood instability which can be reminiscent of Bipolar Illness with swings into mania and depression, as well as recurrent Unipolar depressive episodes. However, these individuals also suffer from ongoing psychotic symptoms which can include delusions and hallucinosis, and which may persist in between major episodes of mood instability.
Patients with Schizoaffective Disorder are generally thought to have a better prognosis than patients with Schizophrenia, but not as favorable as patients with fully remitting Bipolar Disorder, or Recurrent Major Depressive Disorder.
Schizophrenia is a chronic and severe mental disorder that affects how a person thinks, feels, and behaves. People with schizophrenia may seem like they have lost touch with reality. Although schizophrenia is not as common as other mental disorders, the symptoms can be very disabling.
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