Schizoaffective Disorder

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Definition

Schizoaffective disorder is a kind of schizophrenia associated with other psychiatric disorders. A person with a schizoaffective disorder can also show signs of mania as well as depression. This condition can also go with other schizophrenic conditions such as schizopherniform and schizotypal disorders.

Diagnosis

The condition can be diagnosed via strict monitoring of one's behavior, based on the premise that he has schizophrenia.

Treatment

Schizoaffective disorder can be managed via counseling, medication of prescribed drugs, as well as emotional therapies.

Symptoms and Signs

Among the symptoms of schizoaffective disorder is loss of coordination with reality combined with mania, depression and other emotional disturbances.

Causes

The condition is an effect of schizophrenia, as well as traumatic experiences that deeply affected one's emotional balance.

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