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Diagnosing Schizoaffective Disorders


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Schizoaffective disorder is both a psychotic disorder and a mood disorder. In order to get an accurate diagnosis, the affected individual must visit a licensed psychologist or psychiatrist for a mental health assessment. In addition to meeting the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders (DSM) criteria for schizophrenia, he or she must also experience a mood disorder—either a major depressive episode or a manic or mixed episode as evident through bipolar disorder.

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