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What is the therapy treatment for schizoaffective disorder?

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Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
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In brief: Medications

Schizoaffective disorder can be hard to treat.
Typically, antipsychotic medicatoins are needed to help with the psychosis, and then antidepressants or mood stabilizers or both may be needed to help with the disturbance in mood. Over time, the specific symptoms may change, and sometimes one class of drugs makes other symptoms worse.

In brief: Medications

Schizoaffective disorder can be hard to treat.
Typically, antipsychotic medicatoins are needed to help with the psychosis, and then antidepressants or mood stabilizers or both may be needed to help with the disturbance in mood. Over time, the specific symptoms may change, and sometimes one class of drugs makes other symptoms worse.
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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology

In brief: Schizoaffective

The patient will need a full psychiatric evaluation and medication, most notable antipsychotics and mood stabilizers, as schizoaffective disorder is a combination of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder (formerly known as manic depression).
A referral to a reputable psychotherapist is also indicated. Meds and therapy are typically the optimal combination.

In brief: Schizoaffective

The patient will need a full psychiatric evaluation and medication, most notable antipsychotics and mood stabilizers, as schizoaffective disorder is a combination of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder (formerly known as manic depression).
A referral to a reputable psychotherapist is also indicated. Meds and therapy are typically the optimal combination.
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