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Schizoaffective Disorder

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Updated October 25, 2012

Definition:
Schizoaffective Disorder is a mental illness characterized by symptoms of both schizophrenia and bipolar disorder; it cannot be diagnosed as one or the other of these disorders. There must be a period of time when schizophrenic symptoms but "normal" mood are present to make this diagnosis.

See What Is Schizoaffective Disorder for information in greater depth.
Pronunciation: SKITZ-oh-uh-FECK-tiv disorder

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