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What medications are used to treat schizoaffective disorder?

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The medication you need can depend on whether you have, along with schizophrenia, depression or bipolar disorder. Usually, doctors will prescribe anti-psychotics first. All anti-psychotic drugs likely can help treat schizoaffective disorder, but paliperidone extended release (Invega) is the only drug that the FDA has specifically approved for schizoaffective disorder. For mood-related symptoms, you may get an antidepressants or a mood stabilizer such as lithium. You’ll often that it along with an antipsychotic medication.

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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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