Mental Health UK
Schizoaffective disorder


Schizoaffective disorder is a mental illness that affects your moods and thoughts. This section explains the condition, possible causes and where you can get further information and support.

  • Schizoaffective disorder has symptoms of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

  • Your symptoms can be psychosis with mania and depression.

  • No one knows what causes schizoaffective disorder. Research shows that genetic and environmental factors can increase your

risk of getting a mental illness.

  • There are different types of schizoaffective disorder.

This section covers:

  1. What is schizoaffective disorder?

  2. How is schizoaffective disorder diagnosed?

  3. What are the symptoms of schizoaffective disorder?

  4. Are there different types of schizoaffective disorder?

  5. What causes schizoaffective disorder?

  6. Where can I get further information and support?

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