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What the difference between having a diagnosis of a thought do vs being schizophrenic or have schizoaffective do?

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Dr. Dheeraj Raina
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In brief: Imprecise term

Thought disorder is a more imprecise term but often used interchangeably with schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder.
It's imprecise, because disturbance of thought process is not limited to these 2 diagnoses, but may be seen in major mood disorders, severe anxiety and addictions. I hope this helps. If you have any of these conditions, please continue treatment with a psychiatrist. Good luck!

In brief: Imprecise term

Thought disorder is a more imprecise term but often used interchangeably with schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder.
It's imprecise, because disturbance of thought process is not limited to these 2 diagnoses, but may be seen in major mood disorders, severe anxiety and addictions. I hope this helps. If you have any of these conditions, please continue treatment with a psychiatrist. Good luck!
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