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What exactly is schizo-affective disorder? There's too many

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What exactly is schizo-affective disorder? There's too many definitions of it!
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Lively replied 8 years ago.

Schizoaffective disorder is a psychiatric diagnosis that describes people who have a combination of symptoms of schizophrenia (like hallucinations or delusions) as well as symptoms of a mood disorder (such as depression and/or mania).

I hope this is helpful- there is certainly more detail that I could go into here but it sounds like you're looking for a simplified definition as many online ones are complicated. If you want more info, a good website is:

I'm glad to hear you've had success in treating it!