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What are the most common symptoms of schizoaffective disorder?

What are the most common symptoms of schizoaffective disorder?

Mood and Psychosis: It is similar to bipolar d/o or major depression in terms of mood disturbance. The difference is, a person is psychotic during periods when their mood is stable. Schizoaffective d/o is either bipolar type or depressive type. ...Read more

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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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What are symptoms of schizoaffective disorder?

What are  symptoms of schizoaffective disorder?

Mood/psychosis: By definition, individuals with this disorder have changes in mood (mania or depression) and changes in reality testing (hallucinations, delusions, impaired thinking). The exact presentation varies, depending on the severity of the symptoms, but it typically is quite impairing. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of schizoaffective disorder?

What are the symptoms of schizoaffective disorder?

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. ...Read more

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How can you treat depression with home remedies when you are experiencing symptoms of Schizoaffective disorder and depression?

How can you treat depression with home remedies when you are experiencing symptoms of Schizoaffective disorder and depression?

Please don't use: home remedies to treat schizoaffective disorder. Lifestyle changes can be helpful but do so under the care of a professional. Medication alone is not always the answer. Get some psychotherapy also. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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When experiencing symptoms of Schizoaffective disorder and depression can your eyes move by themself?

When experiencing symptoms of Schizoaffective disorder and depression can your eyes move by themself?

Sometimes yes: Depending on cause of depression, meds you are taking, age, genetics, patients can develop involuntary eye movements or nystagmus. See an eyeMD to see if nystagmus is truly present. more info eyedoc2020@blogspot.com ...Read more

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What are symptoms of having schizoaffective disorder?

Psychosis and mood : Schizoaffective disorder is the combination of schizophrenia and a mood disorder. Symptoms include chronic hallucinations and delusions accompanied by manic and or depressive episodes. ...Read more

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How does having other mental conditions affect the symptoms one may experience from Schizoaffective disorder?

How does having other mental conditions affect the symptoms one may experience from Schizoaffective disorder?

Which?: Schizoaffective already has a wide range of expression. Dual DXs may make things more difficult to manage - but try not to pay too much note to the names. Let your treatment team help and focus on how you handle your daily life. That's what you need to do in any case. It's not too different than having a head cold and also a lower back issue - you'd feel worse and need to be extra careful. Best! ...Read more

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Are visual hallucinations, such as shadow creatures, considered a 'common' occurence with schizoaffective disorder?

Are visual hallucinations, such as shadow creatures, considered a 'common' occurence with schizoaffective disorder?

Yes: Schizoaffective disorder is a combination of schizophrenia and affective disorder. Auditory and visual hallucinations, paranoia and other perceptual aberrations are a major component of schizophrenia. The affective part is depression and/or mania. ...Read more

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As a symptom of Schizoaffective disorder and depression can it feel like someone is in your body?

As a symptom of Schizoaffective disorder and depression can it feel like someone is in your body?

Yes, schizoaffective: disorder can manifest in hallucinations and delusions. Some can be auditory/hearing, visual, and some bodily sensations. Please continue to see your doc. Use medication but include psychotherapy for best outcome. Peace and good health. ...Read more