What is schizoaffective disorder?
Schizoaffective disorder is a mental health difficulty that has some symptoms of:
You can experience this mix of symptoms at the same time or within a few days of each other.
Like other mental health difficulties, diagnosis can be complicated. As schizoaffective disorder’s symptoms overlap with schizophrenia and other mood disorders, the diagnosis can change. Experts disagree about if schizoaffective disorder is best understood as a type of schizophrenia or a type of mood disorder.
About 1 in 200 people develops schizoaffective disorder at some time during their life. Schizoaffective disorder usually begins between the ages of 16 and 30. More women than men tend to experience schizoaffective disorder.