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Schizoaffective Disorder

Schizoaffective disorder is a mental illness that possesses symptoms of two different conditions: schizophrenia and a mood disorder (usually depression or bipolar disorder). A person suffering from schizoaffective disorder may experience severe changes in mood and schizophrenic symptoms such as hallucinations or delusions.

Schizoaffective disorder impacts all areas of everyday life and many people find it challenging to maintain relationships and consistent performance at work or school. Fortunately, many people with schizoaffective disorder can learn to control their periodic episodes, helping them maintain stability for a healthy life.