Amnesia, dissociative disorders and delirium: Pathology review
Childhood and early-onset psychological disorders: Pathology review
Dementia: Pathology review
Developmental and learning disorders: Pathology review
Drug misuse, intoxication and withdrawal: Alcohol: Pathology review
Drug misuse, intoxication and withdrawal: Hallucinogens: Pathology review
Drug misuse, intoxication and withdrawal: Other depressants: Pathology review
Drug misuse, intoxication and withdrawal: Stimulants: Pathology review
Eating disorders: Pathology review
Malingering, factitious disorders and somatoform disorders: Pathology review
Mood disorders: Pathology review
Personality disorders: Pathology review
Psychiatric emergencies: Pathology review
Psychological sleep disorders: Pathology review
Schizophrenia spectrum disorders: Pathology review
Trauma- and stress-related disorders: Pathology review
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Schizoaffective disorder is a mental disorder characterized by a combination of schizophrenia and mood disorder, in which people experience abnormal thought processes, hallucinations, paranoid delusions, and deregulated emotions. The diagnosis is made when the patient has features of both schizophrenia and a mood disorder, usually belonging to either bipolar disorder or depression. The bipolar type is distinguished by symptoms of mania, hypomania, or mixed episode; whereas the depressive type presents with symptoms of depression only. Treatment for schizoaffective disorder typically involves a combination of medications, such as antipsychotics and mood stabilizers, and psychotherapy, such as cognitive behavioral therapy.
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