How successful is Abilify (aripiprazole) in managing schizophrenia / schizoaffective disorder with jealousy type delusions?

Good. Abilify (aripiprazole) is an excellent medication. However, as good as any medication is it must be matched with a persons medical condition, diagnosis, and symptoms. This is a discussion which you should have with your doctor who knows these things about you.

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Can early childhood sexual abusive lead to schizoaffective disorder bipolar type? With no family history of schizophrenia?

PTSD. Ptsd sometimes include features that are prima facie undistinguishable from sad criteria. Overlaps are possible, however sporadic (non familial) sad cases exist. My impression is that ptsd shoud be ruled in or out as the main first step, and treated appropriately if found. Addictive agents should be avoided, other medical conditions explored (osa, thyroid issues, anemia?) and controlled. Best, . Read more...
Trauma. Schizo affective disorder or likely genetically predisposed to the condition. The genetics may be inherited or by spontaneous mutation. In a genetically volnurable individual a stress such as trauma can lead to the manifestation of the condition. Read more...
Can happen.. If it has been so severe and chronic that a usual sequence would be ptsd first, then psychotic features from initial flashback. Eventually the personality becomes so fragile it detaches from reality. Add to this genetic vulnerabilities that are not apparent to people in the family. Many reasons abuse in families can make it difficult to get all the data. Environment and genes are key. Read more...

How likely it is for homicide to occur during an "episode" when someone has schizoaffective disorder/schizophrenia?

Not likely. The vast majority of people with schizophrenia are not violent and never harm anyone. They are more likely to be victimized than vice versa. They are at high risk for suicide (~20% make an attempt), not homicide. At least one study found that severe mental illness is not an independent predictor of violence. The small fraction of people with schizophrenia who become violent make the headlines. Read more...
Very low. Risk of any form of violence is 10% in individuals who suffer from schizophrenia. For reference, risk of any form of violence in those with substance use disorders is 25%. Read more...

What's the difference between schizoaffective disorder and full-blown schizophrenia?

Schizo. Schizophrenia is thought disorder, schizoaffective is both disorganized thoughts with affective component not meeting criteria of bipolar disorder. Read more...
Both illnesses. Are "full blown" illnesses! in schizophrenia, psychotic symptoms a predominate. In schizoaffective disorder, both mood and psychotic symptom predominate. Read more...

I was wondering what do people with schizoaffective disorder major in schizophrenia lack in their body?

Nothing lacking. The genetic component - which does indeed seem to play a very big role - has not to my knowledge represent a lack of a chemical or particular transmitter. I'm not sure if you were thinking of replacement/supplement treatment possibilities, but i've never heard of any thing like that. Sorry if this disappoints. Read more...

What symptoms are different in schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder? Is one a disease of the brain, other disorder?

Both brain disease. Both of these illnesses are "brain diseases, " and both have psychotic symptoms such as delusions, paranoia, hallucinations, thought disorder, etc. Schizoaffective patients also have mood dysregulation, but pure schizophrenics don't. Treatment for schizophrenia may be antipsychotics alone; schizoaffective people also need mood stabilizing agents. They may deal with mania & depression, + psychosis. Read more...

Is schizoaffective disorder a condition in it's own right? Or is it basically two different illnesses in the one patient (schizophrenia and bipolar)?

Considered one. It is currently considered one disorder. I find the diagnosis to be used as somewhat of a 'catchall' category professionally. I usually try to refine this diagnosis in my work with people. Read more...

What is the difference between having schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder?

Certain Similarities. Schizophrenia is a severe brain disorders in which people interpret reality abnormally. Schizophrenia may result in some combination of hallucinations, delusions, and disordered thinking and behavior. Schizoaffective disorder includes the symptoms of schizophrenia and includes mood disorder symptoms such as depression or mania. Read more...
They're similar. Officially, schizophrenia is a thought disorder characterized by psychosis which consists of hallucinations and/or delusions. Schizoaffective disorder is when a person fulfills diagnostic criteria for a mood disorder plus has periods of psychosis during times when the mood disorder symptoms are not present. There are two types of schizoaffective, bipolar & depressed types. Read more...
Schizoaffective. Schizoaffective disorder is an extremely serious illness that can be thought of as a combination of schizophrenic (psychosis) and bipolar disorder (the old term being manic depression) with involves extreme mood swings. Schizophrenia is about psychosis, but without mood swings. Read more...