The exact cause of Schizoaffective disorder is not known, but it is believed to be a combination of biological factors, including genetic factors, and environmental factors, such as stress and trauma.
The diagnosis of Schizoaffective disorder is based on a comprehensive evaluation of the individual’s symptoms, medical history, family history, and psychological testing.
Differential diagnosis of Schizoaffective disorder includes bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder, and other mood and psychotic disorders.
Treatment of Schizoaffective disorder typically includes a combination of psychotherapy, medications, lifestyle changes, and social support.
With proper treatment, individuals with Schizoaffective disorder can make significant improvements in their symptoms and functioning. Early diagnosis and treatment are important for a favorable long-term prognosis.