schizoaffective

adjective
schizo·​af·​fec·​tive | \ ˈskit-(ˌ)sō-a-ˈfek-tiv How to pronounce schizoaffective (audio) \
variants: or less commonly schizo-affective

Definition of schizoaffective

: relating to, characterized by, or exhibiting symptoms of both schizophrenia and a mood disorder (such as major depression or bipolar disorder) schizoaffective patients schizoaffective disorder

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The essay collection tracks the author’s affliction—she has been diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder, bipolar type—but also discusses the limitations of diagnosis, the mixed blessing that labelling an affliction entails. Bridget Read, Vogue, "Most Anticipated Books of 2019: 19 Picks You Should Have on Your Reading List," 1 Jan. 2019 Metzner diagnosed schizoaffective disorder, a severe form of schizophrenia, and Reid found schizotypal personality, a related but less severe disorder. Fox News, "'Hidden in Holmes' mind': Psychologist describes findings after spending hours with Aurora movie theater killer," 2 Oct. 2018 He was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder and began taking a motley regimen of medications. Michelle Weber, Longreads, "Just Another Bugout Behind Bars," 15 June 2018 Dunn has been diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder, a mental health condition characterized by hallucinations and delusions. Keith Bierygolick, Cincinnati.com, "Why did Ohio man hold woman captive in Blanchester shed? An imaginary prostitution ring.," 14 June 2018 She was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, schizoaffective disorder and borderline personality disorder. Heather Knight, San Francisco Chronicle, "Rafael Mandelman wants to take action on homeless problem," 9 June 2018 Around this time, Rebecca got another diagnosis: bipolar disorder with traits of schizoaffective disorder. Justin Wm. Moyer, chicagotribune.com, "She was tossed from a hospital on a cold night wearing only a gown. The viral video followed years of struggles.," 16 Apr. 2018 Around this time, Rebecca got another diagnosis: bipolar disorder with traits of schizoaffective disorder. Justin Wm. Moyer, chicagotribune.com, "She was tossed from a hospital on a cold night wearing only a gown. The viral video followed years of struggles.," 16 Apr. 2018 Smith, now 53, remembers cycling in and out of jobs and colleges from the age of 17 through 29, not understanding what was wrong, until he was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder after a psychotic break landed him in Charity Hospital. Katherine Sayre, NOLA.com, "Louisiana mental health advocates bracing for $50 million budget cut, predict layoffs," 10 May 2018

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First Known Use of schizoaffective

1933, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for schizoaffective

schiz- + affective

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schizoaffective

adjective
schizo·​af·​fec·​tive | \ -a-ˈfek-tiv How to pronounce schizoaffective (audio) \
variants: also schizo-affective

Medical Definition of schizoaffective

: relating to, characterized by, or exhibiting symptoms of both schizophrenia and a mood disorder (such as major depression or bipolar disorder) schizoaffective disorders schizoaffective patients

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