Schizoaffective Disorder : Symptoms

What schizoaffective disorder and what their symptoms.

Schizoaffective disorder - a serious mental illness characterized by symptoms of several diseases: schizophrenia and affective disorders as well as depression or bipolar psychosis.

schizophrenia - a mental disorder in which the change mindset, actions, expression of emotions, a sense of reality and attitude towards others.

Depression - a disease whose symptoms are sadness, fatigue and despair, as well as the deterioration of concentration and memory details.

Bipolar disorder is characterized by mood swings - from mania to depression.

Schizoaffective disorder - long disease that affects all aspects of daily life, including work activity, social contacts and relationships with people.

Most people suffering from this disease, suffer recurrent bouts.Although recovery is unlikely in this disease, disorder often can be controlled with proper treatment.

symptoms of schizoaffective disorder

People with schizoaffective disorder, mood swings occur,

there are some psychotic symptoms of schizophrenia (hallucinations, and scattered thinking).The patient can no longer distinguish the real from the unreal.

Signs of schizoaffective disorder may vary and range from weak to strong pronounced.Symptoms may be manic, depressive or schizophrenic.

Depressive symptoms

  • poor appetite;
  • loss or weight gain;
  • change in sleep patterns (increase or decrease in sleep time);
  • excitement;
  • lack of strength;
  • loss of interest in usual activities;
  • feelings of worthlessness, hopelessness;
  • guilt, self-blame;
  • inability to concentrate or meditate;
  • thoughts of death or suicide.

Manic symptoms

  • increased activity, including work, social, and sexual activity;
  • increased talkativeness and / or fast rate of speech;
  • rapid train of thought;
  • low need for sleep;
  • excitement;
  • high self-esteem;
  • pathologically increased distractibility;
  • self-destructive or dangerous behavior (for example, increased costs, careless driving, unprotected sex).

Schizophrenic symptoms

  • delirium;
  • hallucinations;
  • scattered thinking;
  • strange or unusual behavior;
  • slow movement or total immobility;
  • lack of emotions (facial expressions and speech);
  • poor motivation;
  • problems with speech and communication.

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