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Schizoaffective Disorder

Chapter 8

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Schizoaffective Disorder
a mix of schizophrenia and Mood Disorder
Key Symptoms of Schizoaffective Disorder
major depressive episode, manic episode along iwth schizophrenia symptoms
DSM Criteria for Schizophrenia
patients have been ill for at least 6 months with at least two or more of delusions, hallucinations, disorganized speech or thought, disorganized or catatonic behavior, and negative symptoms (affective flattening, alogia, aviolotion). They do not have significant manic or depressive symptoms and both substance use and general medical conditions have been ruled out
DSM for Schizoaffective Disorder
symptoms for at least 1 month, these patients have had symptoms of schizophrenia, and at the same time have symptoms of mania or depression
Brief Psychotic Disorder
these patients will have had one of the basic psychotic symptoms for at least one day return to normal with in one month
Delusional Disorder
Persistent delusions (beliefs that are untrue)) that are non bizarre (the content is something that could reasonably happen) for at least 1 month
Atypical Antipsychotic Medications
affect serotonin as well as dopamine, and seem to be more effective on positive symptoms (delusions, hallucinations, disorganized speech and thought, disorganize or catatonic behavior). Side effects include dizziness, nausea, sedation