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What is the specific difference between psychotic depression and schizoaffective?
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Dr. Chris Esguerra
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In brief: Psychosis timing
For those with major depression with psychosis, the key is that the psychotic symptoms never persist after the depression goes away.
Schizoaffective disorder results in psychotic symptoms occurring without and independent of depressive symptoms as well as with them.

In brief: Psychosis timing
For those with major depression with psychosis, the key is that the psychotic symptoms never persist after the depression goes away.
Schizoaffective disorder results in psychotic symptoms occurring without and independent of depressive symptoms as well as with them.
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