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How is schizoaffective disorder different from bipolar disorder 1?

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Dr. Maureen Nash
Psychiatry - Geriatric
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In brief: More symptoms

For a diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder, one needs to have symptoms consistent with schizophrenia at one point as well as bipolar disorder at a different point in the same episode of illness.
This can be tough to sort out unless you are seeing the same physician throughout the whole time.

In brief: More symptoms

For a diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder, one needs to have symptoms consistent with schizophrenia at one point as well as bipolar disorder at a different point in the same episode of illness.
This can be tough to sort out unless you are seeing the same physician throughout the whole time.
Dr. Maureen Nash
Dr. Maureen Nash
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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Dr. Andrew Berry
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