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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...

How does past drug abuse affect symptoms from Schizoaffective disorder and depression?

Past drug abuse. per se has NO effect on symptomatology pf Schizoaffective disorders directly but MUST be taken into account when PRESCRIBING medications for such patients which may have addictive side effects! Read more...
Depends on patient. Schizoaffective disorder is a mental disorder characterized by abnormal though processes and deregulated emotions. The dx is made with the pt has features of both schizophrenia and a mood disorder like bipolar or depression but does not strictly meet the diagnostic criteria for either alone. The affect of genetics, environmental factors,drugs on the neurobiology of this disorder are complex. Read more...

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...

Schizoaffective disorder is characterized by bipolar-like symptoms, but can people lean more one way, like just towards depression?

Yes. The distinguishing feature of schizoaffective vs bipolar disorder is the persistence of psychotic symptoms (delusions, hallucinations, etc) even when mood issues are not present. Affectively, one could be more frequently depressed than manic or hypomanic. Read more...
Very individualized. There is no hard and fast rule as the the course of any mental illness, only general guidelines for diagnoses. There are often co-morbid conditions that cause a person to exhibit more than one set of diagnostic traits. The important thing is to work with a doctor that gets to know what your problems are and how to help you. Read more...