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Autistic And Schizoaffective Disorder
Autism: Yes it is possible to confuse the two conditions
A neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between ...Read more
Schizoaffective disorder: Is a disorder of brain function. A person with schizoaffective disorder has severe changes in mood (depression or mania) and some of the psychotic symptoms of schizophrenia, such as hallucinations, delusions, and disorganized thinking. However neither symptom complex predominates to the exclusion of the other.See 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Having a close relative with this disorder does increase risk.
Latuda (lurasidone): As effective as other psychotropics but with less negative impact on metabolic parameters.See 2 more doctor answers
Yes, it's serious: Schizoaffective disorder causes thought disorder, lack of contact with reality, and unstable mood. It's less common than schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, but requires the same types of medications: antipsychotics, mood stabilizers, and others. Prognosis for return to previous function is better than for other psychotic disorders. Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001927/.
Schizophrenia + mood: Schizoaffective disorder is a serious mental illness that affects about one in 100 people. Schizoaffective disorder as a diagnostic entity has features that resemble both schizophrenia and also serious mood (affective) symptoms. Many of the strategies used to treat both schizophrenia and affective conditions can be employed including antipsychotic and mood because theyi have the symptoms of one.
Homicidal ideations: Aren't common with Schizoffactive disorder. However, one might be paranoid, have delusions or have auditory hallucinations directing harm toward an other.
Psychosis likely: Schizoaffective disorder is a "halfway" diagnosis between schizophrenia and a major mood disorder, eg., major depression or bipolar disorder. An antipsychotic is generally needed to control psychotic symptoms, and sometimes, though not always, will treat the mood disorder as well. (usually antidepressant or mood stabilizers are needed too.) psychosis often persists for long periods if untreated.
What could be some self help techniques for organization for one with a disease such as schizoaffective disorder?
Two Books: I think that "getting things done" by david allen and the "seven habits of highly effective people" and "first things first" by steven covey are the starting point for getting organized for anyone. David allen gives you a step by step approach. Steven covey's books give you useful principles about doing what is important. You may also decide to pickup one of the covey franklin organizers...
Are visual hallucinations, such as shadow creatures, considered a 'common' occurence with schizoaffective disorder?
My daughter has schizoaffective disorder...Does that mean she will die sooner then someone who isn't mentally ill? :- (
Schizoaffective: With proper care & tx, and with support & guidance, prognosis is more favorable.See 1 more doctor answer
I'm not scared go going psych inpatient but since being diagnosis with schizoaffective disorder afraid will be put in seriously mentally ill unit what can do?
OIt will be OK.: I don't think you should worry about it. Most psychiatric units are well staffed and are nowhere near the "snake pit" type of scenario where there are people who violent and out of control. With the advent of modern psychotropic medications, mental illness is no the dreaded diseases that it used to be. The serious mental illnesses are schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders.
Yes, BUT: It is more likely that symptoms of schizoaffective d/o are acting like adhd the diagnosis of adhd requires that the symptoms are not caused by another condition if the DX of schizoaffective disorder is correct in the person you are thinking of, most people with schizoaffective d/o have significant adhd symptoms. Be very careful about stimulant use in schizoaffective d/o.See 1 more doctor answer
Unknown: We do not have a clear understanding of the causes of most major mental disorders, but that may be especially true for schizoaffective disorder. It is a hybrid of symptoms from schizophrenia and depression or mania--and we don't really understand the underlying causes of those either.See 1 more doctor answer
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