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What is a more serious illness bipolar disorder or schizoaffective disorder bipolar type?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Both are serious: Both of these illnesses are serious and require ongoing psychiatric treatment. Out of control, either than severely disrupt a person's life and relationships. Perhaps schizoaffective disorder may be a little more complicated, because the person still has psychotic symptoms even when no active mood problem is expressing itself. So, the medications needed may be more.
Answered on Dec 5, 2019
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