What Is Schizoaffective Disorder

Schizoaffective disorder is a psychiatric condition that has been affecting almost 1% of the total population around the world. It is a severe condition and chronic disabling disorder that can strike an individual initially at the late adolescent stages until the person’s twenty to thirty years of age. Females are affected more commonly than in males.

Symptoms of Schizoaffective Disorder

 The person affected with Schizophrenia or Schizoaffective disorder is always in a state of illusion and imagination. Therefore they will be obsessed with fantasies which make them forget the reality world and experiences immense psychotic symptoms such as the hallucinations or delusions. Delusions are the state of mind that makes the patients believe strongly in something that is not natural happening in the reality world. Hallucinations are state of mind that makes the person see unreal images and hear voices in their imaginations.

For example a person with the schizophrenia may suffer from delusions that cause him to think things that are not real, like he might believe that his brain is controlled by aliens or evil power. Sometimes he or she will hear voices that will command them to perform abnormal things. The schizophrenic affected individual will really feel frightened or become paranoid because of these psychotic symptoms that engulf their peace and joy.

Schizophrenic person experiences various other symptoms where they never show any form of emotions in their facial expression, stay aloof and withdraw themselves from other people, speaks rubbish that makes no sense to the person who is listening and finds it real hard to organize their own thoughts and behaves funny and stupid.

Different types of Schizophrenic

 There are currently five different types of schizophrenia. They are distinguished according to the prominent symptoms at a certain period of time. The basic five types of Schizophrenia according to DSM-IV-R are the following:

  • Disorganized
  • Paranoid
  • Undifferentiated
  • Catatonic
  • Residual

Effective Treatments for Schizophrenia

The drastic mental disorder condition of schizophrenia can be treated easily by the combination of –

  • The general impatient treatment
  • Medication
  • Educate the person affected and their family members about the disease and how they need to support the patient in this trial period of time
  • Vocational training

A person suffering from schizophrenia struggles to live effectively amongst the society and also to excel in their career. Most of the individual patients suffering from schizophrenia respond positively to the treatments provided and start living a normal life with peace of mind.  There are fantastic researches conducted effectively by well qualified scientists are improving the treatment procedures and medications considerably. There is a fascinating up growth in this field of science that offers ultimate cure and prevention from the disease.