Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia are closely related mood disorders that share symptoms of psychosis, mood swings, and cognitive impairment. Schizoaffective disorder is a condition where symptoms of both bipolar and schizophrenia are present. It is important to seek treatment if you suspect you or a loved one are experiencing symptoms of these conditions.
This is the second installment in our conversation on schizoaffective disorder. We sort of understand the illness as some type of hybrid, incorporating elements of bipolar and schizophrenia, but then our understanding breaks down. Here is the problem, as stated by the DSM-5 work group charged with looking into schizoaffective: The…