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How can you diagnose someone with schizoaffective disorder?

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In order to get a diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder, you must have periods of uninterrupted illness and, at some point, an episode of mania, major depression, or a mix of both, while also showing symptoms of schizophrenia. You also must have had a period of at least two weeks of psychotic symptoms without symptoms of depression or bipolar disorder.

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National Alliance on Mental Illness: "Schizoaffective Disorder."

PubMed Health: "Schizoaffective Disorder."

Mayo Clinic: "Schizoaffective Disorder."

Reviewed by Jennifer Casarella on September 04, 2019

SOURCES:

National Alliance on Mental Illness: "Schizoaffective Disorder."

PubMed Health: "Schizoaffective Disorder."

Mayo Clinic: "Schizoaffective Disorder."

Reviewed by Jennifer Casarella on September 04, 2019

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