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What Are The Most Common Symptoms Of Schizoaffective Disorder
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How can you treat depression with home remedies when you are experiencing symptoms of Schizoaffective disorder and depression?
When experiencing symptoms of Schizoaffective disorder and depression can your eyes move by themself?
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
Are visual hallucinations, such as shadow creatures, considered a 'common' occurence with schizoaffective disorder?
If a person with schizoaffective disorder was taking zoloft (sertraline). Would this improve the schizophrenic symptoms?
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