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Doctor insights on: How Does A Person With Schizoaffective Disorder Live A Sort Of Normal Life

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How does a person with schizoaffective disorder live a sort of normal life?

Medication: There are several medications that can effectively treat the symptoms and allow the individual to lead a quality life. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
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Schizoaffective Disorder (Definition)

Is a psychotic disorder that involves both mood swings and psychosis, which may be either delusions or hallucinations. It differs from schizophrenia in that the mood symptoms are pronounced; and it differs from bipolar d/o and depression in that the psychosis has a pattern independent of mood state. There are two types: the bipolar type ...Read more


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Can I have a normal / average life with schizoaffective disorder?

Can I have a normal / average life with schizoaffective disorder?

Schizoaffective: If you are physically healthy, in treatment, socially active and your illness is in remission, sure. ...Read more

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Will it be possible for me to live a normal life with schizoaffective disorder?

That depends on you!: You can choose to learn everything you can about your illness and work with a psychiatrist to control the illness rather than letting it control you ---- or not. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the disabilities of a schizoaffective disorder person?

Doctors, what are the disabilities of a schizoaffective disorder person?

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. ...Read more

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With a diagnoses of schizoaffective disorder cause a person to change like sexual desire, motivation, and being social?

With a diagnoses of schizoaffective disorder cause a person to change like sexual desire, motivation, and being social?

That is possible.: If someone had manic symptoms they may have increased libido, interact more with others & be very productive in activities. If someone had depressed symptoms they might have a reduced sex drive, isolate more from others & become less motivated. If the person is psychotic, how they behave may not be predictable. These are generalizations. But a person can change depending on what state they are in. ...Read more

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Can a person without mental illness have a successful relationship with a someone that has a mental illness such as schizoaffective disorder?

Can a person without mental illness have a successful relationship with a someone that has a mental illness such as schizoaffective disorder?

Possibly: It depends on how well the person with the mental illness manages that illness, and how patient the other person is. During exacerbations of schizoaffective illness, thought process can be very disturbed and interfere with trust and communication. Both would need outside support during such times, and ongoing trustworthy relationship with the psychiatrist treating the person. ...Read more

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What are the chances for a mental ill person who has had a psychotic break and did bodily harm to someone to have another one even if they are on medication. Btw she was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder.?

What are the chances for a mental ill person who has had a psychotic break and did bodily harm to someone to have another one even if they are on medication. Btw she was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder.?

Schizoaffective?: This can be a chronic remittent illness . Medication compliance , decreese in stress level , refraining ifrim all illicit drug use and supportive therapy can help in keeping him hopefully stable. ...Read more

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What is schizoaffective disorder?

What is schizoaffective disorder?

Schizoaffective: Schizoaffective disorder is an extremely serious illness that can be thought of as a combination of schizophrenic (psychosis) and bipolar disorder (the old term being manic depression) with involves extreme mood swings. ...Read more

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What is schizoaffective disorder?

What is schizoaffective disorder?

Schizoaffective : Schizoaffective disorder presents with combined symptoms of schizophrenia (I.e., hallucinations or delusions) and a mood disorder such as major depression or bipolar disorder. For more info see the following: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000930.htm. Be well. ...Read more