schizophrenia1Schizoaffective Disorder is an illness in which the patient has symptoms of both Schizophrenia and a major mood disorder at the same time. Patients with Schizoaffective Disorder experience a combination of symptoms associated with both diseases.

There are currently two types of Schizoaffective disorder:

- Bipolar type
- Depressive type

The Bipolar type is where the patient has symptoms of a Manic or Mixed and/or a Depressive episode with his/her psychotic symptoms.

The Depressive type is where the patient has only the symptoms of a Major Depressive Disorder with his/her psychotic symptoms.

Some symptoms of Schizoaffective Disorder include:

- auditory/visual hallucinations
- suspiciousness
- unusual thought content
- disorganization
- emotional withdrawal
- blunted affect
- inability to express pleasure
- attention difficulties.