Topics tagged with "Schizoaffective disorder"

Cognition in bipolar disorder and schizophrenia

What is cognition in bipolar disorder and schizophrenia? Neurocognitive deficits are a core feature of both schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. People with either disorder may perform poorly on cognitive tasks assessing intelligence, memory, executive functioning, language, information processing and attention. Establishing differences in these cognitive domains may assist correct diagnosis and treatment of the two disorders. What is the evidence for cognition in bipolar disorder compared to schizophrenia? Moderate to high quality evidence found large effects of better overall cognition, attention, and social cognition, and medium-sized effects of better speed of processing, working memory, learning, reasoning, and problem solving in…

Medications for schizoaffective disorder

We have not found any systematic reviews specifically targeting pharamceutical treatments for schizoaffective disorder, as most studies on schizophrenia also include people with schizoaffective disorder. Please see the schizoaffective disorder diagnosis topic for related information. Pending enough primary studies, we invite reviews on this topic to be conducted. Alternatively, we will endeavour to conduct our own review to fill this gap in the Library. March 2019 Image: ©shidlovski –

Schizoaffective disorder

What is schizoaffective disorder?  Schizoaffective disorder is on the schizophrenia spectrum of illnesses. Diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder requires schizophrenia-like symptoms of psychosis, in addition to affective/mood symptoms such as depression. There is some debate as to whether schizoaffective disorder represents a unique diagnosis or an intermediary between schizophrenia and mood disorders. There are also considerable differences between different diagnostic criteria regarding the definition of schizoaffective disorder; particularly the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) and the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) criteria. Specifically, the ICD and also the Research Diagnostic Criteria (RDC) require simultaneous and equally prominent presence of psychotic and…

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